Folic Acid: What's New in Wisconsin?

This activity is jointly provided by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Office of Continuing Professional Development and the Waisman Center, and the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Nursing, Continuing Education in Nursing.

ACCREDITATION

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT (CME)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, Continuing Education in Nursing. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1 hour(s).

NURSING CONTINUING EDUCATION (CNE)

This activity has been planned and implemented using the educational design criteria of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation through the joint providership of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, Continuing Education in Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nursing contact hours will be awarded for completion of program components which include successful completion of the posttest (a passing grade of 80% is required) and completion of evaluation materials.

Registration: FREE
Credit Hours:
Physicians - 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Nurses - 1.0 ANCC contact hours (1.2 Iowa Board of Nursing contact hours)
Release Date: September 23, 2016
Expiration Date: September 22, 2018
Format: Internet Enduring

 

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ACTIVITY

 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, Continuing Education in Nursing designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hours (1.2 Iowa Board of Nursing contact hours).

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, Continuing Education in Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350.
Iowa Board of Nursing: a copy of this evaluation may be sent to the Iowa Board of Nursing, 400 SW 8th St., Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309

STATEMENT OF NEED

This activity is part of a current data-to-action initiative based on Wisconsin data from the national Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring Survey (PRAMS) showing that only half of women who have had a baby have taken folic acid prior to becoming pregnant. The goal of the initiative is to increase the number of women in Wisconsin who are taking folic acid prior to becoming pregnant in order to prevent birth defects.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is relevant to any health care provider who is working with women of childbearing age.

ELEMENTS OF COMPETENCE

This activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education competencies of patient care and procedural skills, the Institute of Medicine competencies of evidence based medicine and quality improvement, and the Interprofessional and Nursing competencies of roles/responsibilities.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review the importance of folic acid for all women of childbearing age
  • Identify women at highest risk for neural tube defect (NTD)-affected pregnancies, and corresponding folic acid dosage recommendations
  • Consider barriers to folic acid supplementation and strategies to address these barriers
  • Examine the recent Medicaid policy change for prescribing folic acid

POLICY ON FACULTY AND SPONSOR DISCLOSURE

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and School of Nursing that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CME/CNE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests* in order to allow CME/CNE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s).

For this educational activity all conflicts of interest have been resolved. There are no relevant financial relationships to disclose or discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs/devices in presentations for any of the persons listed below:

PRESENTERS
Susan Davidson, MD
Belinda DeGoey, RN
Bermans Iskandar, MD
Lisa McLennan, RN
Cissy Ondoma, RN
Lora Wiggins, MD

PLANNERS
Sarah Blackwell, MPH
Sara Finger
Sandra Galles, MS, RN, APNP, GNP-BC
Anne Harris, PhD, MPH, RD
Lynn Hrabik, MPH, RDN
Kristina Jones, MPH
Michelle Kempf-Weibel, MS, CGC
Julie Martinelli
Nora McCormick, RD
Lauren Montelbano
Tracy Mrochek, MPA, RN
Sara Zoran, MS, CGC

* The ACCME and ANCC defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME and ANCC does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

INSTRUCTIONS

To receive continuing education credits, you will need to successfully complete the activity, posttest and evaluation. To do this, follow all directions:

  1. Proceed to the activity by clicking the BEGIN ACTIVITY button on the right side of this screen. You will be directed to the activity content.
  2. Once you complete your review of the material, click the link at the end of the material to complete the posttest and evaluation to receive credit. Complete the posttest and submit answers. A passing grade of 80% is required. You will have the opportunity to retake the posttest if you score below 80%.
  3. Complete and submit evaluation responses. After submitting the evaluation, you will receive a summary of your test score, as well as a credit letter. This credit letter will also be sent to the email address you indicate.
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board. The activity is available to complete at your convenience through September 22, 2018. Credit will not be given after this date. If you do not wish to receive credit, you may review the material, but you are not required to complete the posttest or evaluation.

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For questions regarding the content of this activity, contact the Office of Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, the accredited provider for this CME activity.
 

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The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please notify the Office of Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Public Health.