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- Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Analgesics for Osteoarthritis
This CME/CE activity is provided by PRIME Education, Inc. (PRIME®) and is accredited for a multi-disciplinary audience of health care practitioners. This activity is supported by contract number HHSA290201200021I from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. User data collected through this activity will reside on PRIME's educational portal for use by AHRQ.
Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Analgesics for Osteoarthritis: A Panel Discussion With Applications to Practice
- Program Overview
- Faculty Biographies
- Accreditation Statements
- Post-Test & Evaluation
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Osteoarthritis is a major cause of disability, reduced quality of life, and loss of work productivity in the United States. Given the devastating effects of the disease from both a clinical and fiscal perspective, numerous medications have been developed to treat pain and improve functional status in patients with osteoarthritis. Adverse effects, including gastrointestinal bleeding, have been associated with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used to treat the disease.
In 2006, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed a comprehensive review comparing the safety and efficacy of oral and topical medications for the treatment of osteoarthritis. Since that time, further research on the medications has occurred, motivating AHRQ to update the report incorporating the recent findings. This interactive video of a "crossfire" discussion between expert clinicians addresses the latest comparative effectiveness research on the safety of analgesics for osteoarthritis and the applicability of the results to clinical practice.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Compare the benefits and harms of treating osteoarthritis with oral or topical medications or supplements
- Understand the comparative benefits and harms of treatments on demographic and clinical subgroups of interest
- Evaluate the effects of coprescribing H2 receptor antagonists, misoprostol, or proton pump inhibitors on the gastrointestinal harms associated with NSAID use
This CME activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, case managers, health education specialists and medical assistants.
Method of Participation
To receive a certificate for this activity, you should:
- Complete the learner assessment pretest
- View the entire activity online
- Complete an online evaluation & post-test
- Print your certificate online
The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials, is 1.5 hours.
Term of Approval
March 31, 2012 through March 31, 2014. Original release date: March 31, 2012.
Acknowledgement of Support
There is no fee for this CME/CE activity. This activity is sponsored by PRIME Education, Inc (PRIME®) and funded under contract HHSA290201200021I from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Faculty Biographies and Disclosures
Daniel Solomon, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
Division of Pharmacoepidemiology
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Section of Clinical Sciences
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Richard K Mastrole, MD
Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
Holy Cross Medical Group
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Joel L Zive, BS, PharmD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Specialty Pharmacy Preceptor
Heidi Wynn Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, CNRN, MSCN
National Clinical Nursing Director
Department of Neurology
Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence
East Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Trinity Nursing Program School of Professional Studies
Trinity Washington University
Clinical Preceptor and Instructor
Advanced Practice Programs
The Catholic University of America School of Nursing
Carolyn LePage, PhD, ARNP
Barry University School of Nursing
Miami Shores, FL
Wanda F Carter, MPH, CHES
Community Collaboration Manager
Adjunct Professor, Axia College (U of Phoenix) Health Care Administration Program
Adjunct Professor, Ashford University Health Care Administration Program
PHPS Alumnus, CDC Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office
Sherman Podolsky, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Donna M Chiefari, BSc (Pharm), PharmD, RPh, FASHP
Adjunct Faculty & Preceptor
Albany College of Pharmacy
Joyce M Knestrick, PhD, CRNP, FAANP
Online Program Director
Associate Professor Georgetown University
Family Nurse Practitioner at Wheeling Health Right
Kathleen A Jarvis, MS, RN, CCM
Fort Lauderdale, FL
This program is no longer accredited.
|Faculty Name ||Advisory Board||Consultant||Grants / Research||Salary / Contractual||Supported Promotional Education||Stock / Shareholder||Other Financial Support|
|Daniel Solomon, MD, MPH
|Richard K Mastrole, MD
|Joel L Zive, BS, PharmD
|Heidi Wynn Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, CNRN, MSCN
|Carolyn LePage, PhD, ARNP
|Wanda F Carter, MPH, CHES
|Sherman Podolsky, MD
|Donna M Chiefari, BSc (Pharm), PharmD, RPh, FASHP
|Joyce M Knestrick, PhD, CRNP, FAANP
|Kathleen A Jarvis, MS, RN, CCM
|Chris R Prostko, PhD|
Scientific Program Director
|Lynn Goldenberg, RN, BSN|
Director of Accreditation & Compliance
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Presentations that provide information in whole or in part related to non FDA approved uses of drugs and/or devices will disclose the unlabeled indications or the investigational nature of their proposed uses to the audience. Participants should refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings. Participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies prescribed in this educational activity. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the presenting faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of PRIME®, the ACCME, AANP, ACPE, ANCC and other relevant accreditation bodies.
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Post-Test & Evaluation
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Clinician & Consumer Summaries on Osteoarthritis
Download these free summaries for your reference and/or patient handouts. You may also order bulk copies free of charge from the AHRQ Publication Clearinghouse below.