Release Date: 12/30/2020
Expiration Date: 12/30/2021
Estimated Time to Complete the Module: 45 minutes
The target learning audience for this initiative is rural health nurses who provide care for people living with MS.
Commercial Support Acknowledgment
This activity is supported by an educational grant received from EMD Serono.
Upon completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe the epidemiology, characteristics, and diagnostic criteria that facilitate early and accurate diagnosis of MS
Mary Filipi, PhD, FNP-C, MSN, BSN, RN, MSCS
University of Nebraska Omaha
Accreditation and Credit Designations
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN), and Catamount Medical Education. CMSC 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.
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers designates this activity for 0.75 contact hours of continuing nursing education (0.0 in the area of pharmacology).
All others will receive a letter of completion.
Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest
It is the policy of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. All faculty, planning committee members, content reviewers, and staff participating in this activity have disclosed any relevant financial relationships they or their significant other have had within the previous 12 months with manufacturers of any commercial products/devices and/or providers of commercial services included in this educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a person with a relevant financial relationship from participating in the activity, but rather to provide participants with information on which they can base their own judgments. All presentations were reviewed by an independent clinician with no relevant financial relationships for the purpose of resolution of any identified conflict of interest and a determination of evidence-base and fair balance.
Mary Filipi, PhD, FNP-C, MSN, BSN, RN, MSCS has declared that she has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Activity Staff Disclosures
June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN, and Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP served as planners and reviewers and have declared that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
All other planners, reviewers, staff, or other members of the Continuing Professional Education Committee at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses who control content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at Catamount Medical Education who control content have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Method of Participation
There are no fees for participating and receiving CE credit for this enduring activity. In order to receive credit, participants must read the CE information and faculty disclosures, complete the pre-test questions, view the activity, and complete the post-test and evaluation form. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test with a passing score of 100%, and evaluation form.
Certificates will be emailed to the participant.
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