Contemporary Rural Medicine: Preventing Hepatic Encephalopathy in Patients With Cirrhosis

This new series will explore complexities of managing hepatic encephalopathy in the rural setting through case-based discussion.

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Agenda

Program length (45 minutes)

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Case-based Presentation
  • Discussion and Audience Question and Answer Session

Faculty

Faculty
Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MBBS, MD, MS

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

Faculty
Terry D. Box, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah

Goal Statement

The goal of this activity is to improve rural clinicians’ knowledge of HE and increase their competence in delivering care aimed at preventing recurrent HE in patients with cirrhosis.

Target Audience 

This program is intended for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with or at risk of recurrent HE.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the pathophysiologic processes and neurologic manifestations of the various stages of HE due to cirrhotic liver disease
  • Monitor and effectively manage patients at risk for recurrent HE
  • Consider the mechanisms of actions, administration, effectiveness, and adverse events of oral therapies that can be used to maintain serum ammonia concentrations at safe levels in patients with a history of HE

Accreditation

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation 

CCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.