COVID-19: Keeping Up with a Moving Target – Therapeutics and Live Q&A
This initiative is designed to reach clinicians currently identifying and managing patients with COVID-19, including but not limited to providers working in primary care, emergency departments, urgent care, hospitals (e.g. ICUs), and other settings.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Appraise the efficacy, safety and indications for treatments for patients with COVID requiring hospitalization.
- Evaluate management strategies for outpatients with mild to moderate COVID-19.
- Explain mechanisms of action of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and other current and in-development treatments for COVID-19.
- Describe best practices for managing patients with COVID-19 with mAbs and other agents.
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing, and DKBmed.This educational activity is supported by independent medical educational grants from Gilead Sciences, Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Eli Lilly and Company.
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
Past President of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
UC Irvine Department of Family Medicine
Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education
UC Irvine School of Medicine
Director, UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and DKBmed. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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 Pharmacy Education
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Pharmacists have up to 30 days to complete the evaluation and claim credit for participation so that information can be submitted to CPE Monitor as required.
AAPA Credit Designation Statement – Live
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Social Worker Education
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 clinical continuing education credits.
Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours. This 1.0 contact hour educational activity is provided by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Statements will be awarded for this educational activity April 28, 2022.
The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality
Please see final activity for the policy on privacy and confidentiality that relates to this internet activity.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
Faculty / Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
JNJ: Ownership equity
Scientific Consulting: Verily, EMD Serono
Planners and Managers
The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The DKBmed planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The IJHN Nurse Planner has nothing to disclose.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Non-Endorsement of Products
The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and the American Nurses Credentialing Center do not endorse the use of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this activity are their own. This activity is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the IJHN name implies review of educational format, design, and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combinations of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
Request for Credit
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period of April 28, 2021 through April 28, 2022, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity. In order to receive nursing contact hours, participants must also complete and submit an evaluation.
If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the evaluation.If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the evaluation on https://covid19.dkbmed.com/#eval-test-114.For Pharmacists: Please complete the evaluation on https://covid19.dkbmed.com/#eval-test-114. Pharmacists will need to email their National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) e-Profile ID and date of birth (MMDD) to [email protected]
to ensure the data is submitted to the ACPE and NABP properly. If you need to obtain your NABP e-Profile, please visit www.nabp.net.
Include minimum hardware, software, internet connectivity and connection speed requirements for accessing the internet-based activity.