This two hour course will provide general education on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This includes symptoms, diagnostics, and management. This education provides information on the multidisciplinary roles in an ambulatory gastroenterology clinic, including that of the medical assistant. It identifies RN and MA responsibilities in the ambulatory setting and how they can collaborate with the multidisciplinary team to care for this complex population.   

After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:

1|Define inflammatory bowel disease
2|Differentiate between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
3|Identify potential lab and diagnostic tests that can diagnose IBD
4|Identify treatments for IBD


Carrie Somppi RN, CPN

Amy Hewins RN

Kayley Cortes RN, CPN

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Any relevant financial relationships are mitigated prior to the educational activity.

None of the planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 


Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 contact hour(s).  Nurses should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Medical Assistants
This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 2.0 continuing education unit(s).  Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team and learners will receive 2.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Session date: 
07/16/2024 - 8:30am to 10:30am EDT
Baystate Medical Center
50 Wason Street 1st Floor & Zoom
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 2.00 AAMA CEU(s)
  • 2.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 2.00 IPCE Credit Hour(s)

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