Online Course

Fundamentals: Activity 9 Nursing Management of the Infusion Patient


Expires Dec 10, 2020

Program Information

CME: 1.5

Fundamentals of Rheumatology offers ten individual activities that can increase knowledge, competence and performance in recognizing the signs and symptoms of common rheumatic diseases in patients. The learner will be able to apply this knowledge and competence to participate in the treatment and care of patients with these chronic conditions and many other rheumatic diseases. 

 Includes the following:

  • Pre assessment and optional practice test
  • Video presentation
  • Post assessment and activity evaluation
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with a passing score of 70% or higher

Target Audience
The target audience is physicians, fellows-in-training, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, office staff, practice managers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and medical and health professional students involved in the care of patients with rheumatic disease and anyone interested in rheumatology that may work in an academic or practice setting.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the guidelines and procedures for setting up an infusion suite
  • List the common biologics given in an infusion suite, the actions, dosing recommendations, and potential adverse events
  • Define biosimilar and identify the biosimilar products for infusion available in the United States
  • Identify the key nursing assessment parameters of the patient receiving biologic infusions
  • Identify prevention strategies and management protocols for potential infusion reactions
  • Access up-to-date information on biologic therapy, infusion nursing, and other rheumatology-related nursing resources

Registration Fees

Activity 9: Nursing Management of the Infusion Patient

  • Member: $75
  • Non-Member: $125

CME and MOC Information

Accreditation Statement
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation Statement
The ACR designates this online activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Health Professionals 
Participants may claim hours to receive a Certificate of Participation for an activity designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 

Faculty and Disclosures

ACR Disclosure Statement
The ACR is an independent, professional organization that does not endorse specific procedures or products of any pharmaceutical/biotech concern. Educational activities provided by the ACR must demonstrate balance, independence, and scientific rigor. All those in a position to control the content of an activity must disclose all relevant financial relationship(s) with commercial interest(s). For this educational activity, all conflicts of interest have been resolved through peer review and revisions to ensure independence, evidence base, fair balance, and absence of commercial bias.

Faculty participating in an ACR-sponsored activity must disclose to the editorial team and audience any financial or other relationship(s) including, but not limited to:

  1. Stock, stock options or bond holdings in a for-profit corporation or self-directed pension plan
  2. Research grants
  3. Employment (full or part-time)
  4. Ownership or partnership
  5. Consulting fees or other remuneration (payment)
  6. Non-remunerative positions of influence such as officer, board member, trustee or public spokesperson
  7. Receipt of royalties
  8. Speakers' bureau
  9. Other

The faculty reported the following disclosures.

Cora Vizcarra, RN, MBA, CRNI, MCV & Associates Healthcare Inc., Indianapolis, IA - Infusion Nurses Society 6, 8, Janssen Biotech Inc. 8, Medsyntrix 9

Scientific Editor
Geri B. Neuberger, RN, MN, EdD, Emerita Professor, University of Kansas, School of Nursing, Kansas City, KS - Novartis 9


  • Sumar Gupta, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Carol B. Lindsley, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Donald R. Miller, PharmD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Corporate Support

Educational grant support for this activity has been provided by AbbVie

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