Influenza in the Primary Care Setting: Point-of-Care Diagnostic Testing and Antiviral Agents

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

This virtual program is at 12:00PM Eastern, 11:00AM Central, 10:00AM Mountain, and 9:00AM Pacific.

Faculty

Charles P. 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
Irvine, CA

Target Audience

This activity is intended for US-based family practice physicians, primary care physicians, internists, physician assistants, pediatricians, and nurse practitioners involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with influenza.

Learning Objectives

After completing the CME activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Assess the utility of point-of-care testing methodologies in the primary care setting as part of diagnostic best practices aimed at reducing unnecessary testing and the use of ineffective treatments
  • Interpret evidence from clinical trials assessing antiviral agents with different mechanisms of action and abilities to reduce viral shedding approved for the treatment of influenza infection
  • Select antiviral agents as recommended in clinical practice guidelines for patients with normal and low risk for influenza infection as well as those at low and high risk for complications of influenza
  • Evaluate the utility of antiviral treatment for influenza postexposure prophylaxis

Accreditation Statement

Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the virtual live activity.

NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION

Purpose:

This program would be beneficial for nurses involved and/or interested in the diagnosis and management of patients with influenza.

Credits:
1.0 ANCC Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement:

Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Awarded 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS (AAFP) ACCREDITATION

This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 Elective credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DISCLOSURE POLICY STATEMENT

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff and planning committee members participating in an MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.

DISCLAIMER

Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based.
This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

Event Staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e. physical, dietary, etc.) Please contact Med Learning Group prior to the live event at info@medlearninggroup.com

Feel free to pass this invitation on to your physicians, fellows, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, healthcare practitioners, and any other colleagues that you believe would be interested in attending this free CME/CNE program.

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