The Spasticity and Movement Disorders IMPACT Initiative: Spasticity
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Provided by Catalyst Medical Education, LLC and AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare.
This activity is supported in part by an independent education grant from Allergan, Inc. and Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. This activity is supported by in-kind support contributions from Allergan, Inc. and Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Physicians — maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- Nurse Practitioners — .33 Nursing Contact Hours™
- Nurses — .33 Nursing Contact Hours™
All other health care professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This activity is intended for neurologists, physiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, residents, fellows, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, and occupational therapists who treat patients with spasticity and movement disorders.
This web activity provides an overview of spasticity including pathophysiology, assessment, and treatment options.
Upon completion of this activity, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the pathophysiology of spasticity
- Discuss various assessment methods for the evaluation of patients with spasticity
- Develop strategies for individualizing therapy and assisting patients with spasticity in achieving their functional goals, using appropriate assessment tools.
Katharine E. Alter, MD (Course Director)
Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine Rehabilitation
AT Still University
David Cancel, MD
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Fellowship Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York
CME Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Catalyst Medical Education, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.
AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is awarded 0.33 Contact Hours.
Activity is jointly provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Catalyst Medical Education, LLC.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Catalyst Medical Education, LLC. The AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030803.
This activity is awarded 0.33 contact hours which includes 0 hours of pharmacology. Program ID #218155.
Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest
Dr. Alter has disclosed no financial relationships.
Dr. Cancel has disclosed no financial relationships.
Louis Settembrino, CHCP, President and CEO: has disclosed no financial relationships.
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Lead Nurse Planner/Reviewer: has disclosed no financial relationships.
Patricia Brignoni, AKH Director of Operations/Reviewer: has disclosed no financial relationships.
Instructions for Participation and Credit
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME credit participants must:
- Read the CME/CE information and faculty disclosures.
- Participate in the online activity.
- Receive a passing score of 70% on the post test.
- Submit the evaluation form.
Certificates will be emailed to the participant
Course Viewing Requirements
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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.
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