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Managing Multicomplexity in the Homebound Patient

The home-based primary care (HBPC) patient population often presents with multiple chronic diseases, producing treatment challenges for providers. In addition, psychiatric and functional issues can impact clinical care. Unfortunately, optimal guidelines for managing patients who are elderly, frail, and multi-complex do not exist, leaving providers with a lack of clear direction on how to approach treating these patients in the home.

In this course, you will learn a model for treating these patients, as well as medication management considerations for four chronic diseases commonly present in homebound patients. Upon completion, you will be able to do the following:
  1. Recognize the challenges of treating homebound patients with multiple chronic diseases.
  2. Apply a management model for treating patients with multiple chronic diseases.
  3. Describe treatment and medication management approaches for four of the main chronic diseases found in homebound patients: diabetes mellitus (DM), congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD).
  4. Identify challenges faced by caregivers of patients with multiple chronic diseases and resources to support them.
Estimated Time to Complete
30 minutes
In order to earn credit for participation in this activity, the learner must complete a 5-question post-test with a passing score of 80% or better with unlimited attempts.
Intended Audience
This course is intended for primary care providers working with homebound patients with multiple chronic conditions, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health professionals.
Credit Information
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 PeerPoint Medical Education Institute and the Home Centered Care Institute. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved: February 1, 2021
Expiration: January 29, 2024
None of the planners, authors, or reviewers 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.
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: $49.00
Credit Offered:
0.5 CME Credit
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