This course is part of the The Importance of Vaccination Vigilance in Today’s Primary Care Practice: Focus on Shingles Prevention curriculum.
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0.50 CME Credit
The Importance of Vaccination Vigilance in Today’s Primary Care Practice: Focus on Shingles Prevention - Part 1Shingles Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and ComplicationsAn Interactive Video Experience: This course is hosted by an external partner. By clicking Launch Course, you will be directed off of Pri-Med.com. Upon completing the activity, you will be prompted to return to Pri-Med.com
Because cell-mediated immunity declines with age, individuals aged 50 years and older are at increased risk for the reactivation of the latent varicella zoster virus that causes shingles. Learn about vaccination recommendations to prevent shingles and complications of herpes zoster, especially postherpetic neuralgia.
0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, 0.50 ABIM MOC or 0.45 AANP
Release Date: 10/14/2022
Expiration Date: 10/14/2023
- Explain the risk factors, such as immunosenescence and immunodeficiency, that are associated with the development of herpes zoster
- Identify complications of shingles and their impact on quality of life in affected individuals
Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP
Professor and Chair
Department of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Director, Comprehensive Care
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Senior Advisor, Lankenau Medical Associates
Lankenau Medical Center
The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty, and all have been mitigated by Pri-Med Institute.
M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP: Speaker for Merck & Co. Inc.
Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP: No relevant financial relationships disclosed.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
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This activity is approved for 0.45 contact hours of continuing education, which includes 0.00 hours of pharmacology.
MOC Credit Information
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.50 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.
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