Accreditation Information

In support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral 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.

CME

This live activity is designated for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge

 CPE

This knowledge-based activity will award 10.5 contact hours (1.050 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

CNE

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 10.5 nursing contact hours.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 9.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Needs Statement

KY is among the states leading the country in HCV infections. It is critical for professionals to have current knowledge to provide effective treatment and education for patients. According to the CDC, Kentucky is at high risk for a HIV outbreak if introduced into the drug using population. HIV therapy was previously limited due to lack of treatment options, but more therapy options increase choice for patient treatment and challenges for providers. Screening for drug misuse is critical to the prevention of or early intervention in addiction.

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Explain appropriate HCV treatment regimens based on subtype, drug interactions & patient characteristics
2. Discuss linking patients with Hepatitis C to proper care
3. Review management of Hepatitis C
4. Outline importance of Hepatitis C treatment, follow-up and reinfection
5. Identify key elements for HIV treatment in a rural outbreak
6. Discuss emerging data on newer ART agents in special populations
7. Explain screening for opioid use disorder

Target Audience

Physicians, pharmacists, Dentists, Health Administrators, Certified Health Educators, Nurses, Nurse practitioners, Physician Assistatns, Public Health Professionals, Social Workers, Fellows and Residents, Adult Educators and Licensed Professional Counselors

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, speakers, authors, and reviewers involved with content development for continuing education activities provided by the University of Kentucky are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of the activity. Detailed disclosures will be included in participant materials or given prior to the start of the activity.