Charles P. Vega, MD, FAAFP
Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education
UC Irvine School of Medicine
Tracey Tran, PharmD
UCI Family Health Center Pharmacy
Santa Ana, CA
This enduring activity is designed to help HCPs improve their ability to evaluate the risk of pneumococcal infection from a population perspective and consider the importance of various serotypes in managing population health; assess clinical data and specific data with pneumococcal serotypes to determine treatment options in the context of guidelines; and to apply best practices in implementing pneumococcal vaccination schedules to improve health outcomes.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of managed care professionals as well as primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other members of the multidisciplinary team that evaluates patients for vaccination needs.
On completing this program, attendees should be able to:
- Evaluate the risk of pneumococcal infection from a population perspective and consider the importance of various serotypes in managed care considerations
- Assess clinical data and specific data with pneumococcal serotypes to contextualize treatment options in the context of guidelines
- Apply best practices for managed care in implementing pneumococcal vaccination schedules to improve health outcomes for members
Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this enduring activity.
NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION
Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in caring for patients who require pneumococcal vaccination.
CNE Credits: 1.00 ANCC Contact Hour.
CNE ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional education development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Awarded 1.00 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.
PHARMACY ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Med Learning Group. Amedco LLC 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.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians (ACPE) Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 knowledge-based CPE contact hour.
NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of your participation in the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.
DISCLOSURE POLICY STATEMENT
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, 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 CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Dr. Vega reports that he serves as a consultant for GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson & Johnson.
Dr. Tran has nothing to disclose.
CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.
CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM – Lead Nurse Planner
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose
Staff Planners and Managers
The staff, planners, and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CE activity:
- Matthew Frese, MBA, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Debra Gordon, MS, Medical Director for Med Learning Group, owns stock in Merck.
- Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN, UMA/CCM – LNP, has nothing to disclose.
- Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Russie Allen, Accreditation and Outcomes Manager has nothing to disclose.
- Felecia Beachum, Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Naomi De Brito, Program Coordinator for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
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. During this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and nonapproved indications.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CNE credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:
- Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
- Participate in the enduring activity.
- Complete the online post-test and evaluation.
You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.
Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are science based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to use 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.
For CME questions, please contact Med Learning Group at [email protected]
Contact this CME provider at Med Learning Group for privacy and confidentiality policy statement information at http://medlearninggroup.com/privacy-policy/
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
Staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs. Please contact Med Learning Group prior to participating at [email protected]
RELEASED DATE: October 26, 2022
EXPIRATION DATE: October 26, 2023
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