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0.25 CME CREDIT

COVID-19 is a novel virus that had profoundly affected the global population in a very sudden way. Although COVID-19 shares some similarities with other respiratory viruses such as influenza, it has important differences from other viruses with respect to its effects on pregnancy. This FAQ with OB/GYN Georges Sylvestre, MD covers many concerns that patients have when dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic while pregnant and will help understand the implications if COVID-19 if acquired during pregnancy. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 04/15/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


0.5 CME CREDIT

In the fourteenth episode of Pri-Med’s weekly web series on COVID-19, faculty will discuss the recent data on COVID-19 and children. This presentation will cover the typical presentation of COVID-19 in children and review the risk and mechanisms of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).


0.5 CME CREDIT

In the thirteenth episode of Pri-Med’s weekly web series on COVID-19, faculty will discuss recent trends in COVID-19 infection numbers and will review new findings on immune response after COVID-19 infection and the use of corticosteroids in hospitalized patients requiring mechanical ventilation or oxygen.


0.75 CME CREDIT

Clinicians confront ongoing and increasingly complex challenges around delivering immunization in their practice. Vaccine hesitancy among patients, conflicting "messaging" about the need, efficacy, and appropriate scheduling of certain vaccines in the lay and medical press as well as issues related to financing of vaccination efforts in the office setting and ongoing changes in official vaccine recommendations all contribute to this challenge. The speaker will discuss contemporary issues related to addressing vaccine delivery including 1) understanding the science of vaccines and vaccine safety and effectiveness, 2) reviewing the latest vaccine recommendations, and 3) learning simple, yet effective and time-efficient strategies to overcome vaccine hesitancy in the office.


1 CME CREDIT

Take part in this interactive video-based activity that has been engineered to support your learning! Join faculty as they discuss influenza diagnosis, testing, and management through a combination of video, quiz-questions, pop-up teaching points, and downloadable resources. Take a deep dive into guideline recommendations for influenza testing and treatment (including prophylactic treatment) and review the indications, safety, and efficacy of currently available antiviral medications. Through this activity, you will have access to a robust resource library, including slides, abstracts, and practice tools selected by the faculty, and which can be downloaded for future reference. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 05/08/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


1 CME CREDIT

In the eighth episode of Pri-Med’s weekly web series on COVID-19, faculty will continue their discussion on treatment by describing immunomodulatory therapies and additional antivirals under investigation for COVID-19. They will also review the various types of vaccines currently in development for COVID-19. Specific therapies to be discussed in this episode will include: • Antivirals: baloxavir marboxil, favipiravir, nitazoxanide, oseltamivir, ribavirin, umifenovir • Glucocorticoids • Anakinra • Tocilizumab • Interferon beta-1b • Vaccine mRNA-1273 Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 05/21/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


1 CME CREDIT

In the fourth episode of Pri-Med’s weekly web series on COVID-19, faculty will discuss the clinical presentation and diagnosis of COVID-19. In addition to describing the various methods of COVID-19 testing, they will review data regarding the presentation of patients with COVID-19, including history, physical exam, labs, and imaging findings. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 04/23/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


1 CME CREDIT

In the fifth episode of Pri-Med’s weekly web series on COVID-19, faculty will discuss strategies for adapting clinical practice to virtual platforms and explain how telehealth has changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. They will review requirements for providing various types of telehealth visits (audio only vs. audio plus video) and share practical advice on getting reimbursed for these encounters, including review of common billing codes. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 4/28/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


1 CME CREDIT

Join an expert panel hosted by primary care physician Frank Domino, MD with infectious disease experts Paul Sax, MD and Laila Woc-Colburn, MD, as they answer your COVID-19 questions. In addition to answering live questions from the audience, faculty will share their clinical experiences, and discuss the most relevant updates in the literature and current recommendations regarding COVID-19. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 05/08/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


1 CME CREDIT

In the second episode of Pri-Med’s weekly web series on COVID-19, faculty will discuss the risks to healthcare workers associated with COVID-19. They will review current data on systems-based solutions to reduce transmission risk, the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE), and when to discontinue precautions in patients with resolved COVID-19. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 04/09/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


0.5 CME CREDIT

In the first episode of Pri-Med’s weekly web series on COVID-19, faculty will review the unique aspects of COVID-19’s spread and impact, including the epidemiology, viral characteristics, common clinical manifestations and complications of infection. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 3/31/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


1 CME CREDIT

In the third episode of Pri-Med’s weekly web series on COVID-19, faculty will discuss important information for clinicians to relay to their patients regarding COVID-19. They will review current recommendations around how patients should be instructed to protect themselves and high-risk family members, how to monitor symptoms when sick, and how to determine when it’s appropriate to end self-isolation. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 04/16/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.