Impact of Omicron Subvariants on the Treatment of COVID-19
Vijaya Soma, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Attending Physician, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
New York, NY
COVID-19 FRONTLINE podcasts provide an up-to-date perspective on the use of monoclonal antibodies for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19. Each podcast focuses on different issues facing clinicians, such as identifying candidates for monoclonal antibody therapy, improving access to therapies, incorporating best practices into clinical care, and other important topics.
In this episode, a pediatric infectious disease specialist will discuss the impact of Omicron subvariants on treatment choices, the use of available vaccines in children, and outcomes of COVID-19 and MIS-C.
The innovative continuing education and tools developed for COVID-19 FRONTLINE will be publicly available for the entire healthcare community to use. This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of health care professionals involved in the care and treatment of pediatric patients with COVID-19, including emergency room physicians, pediatricians, pediatric nurses, NPs, PAs, and pharmacists.
On completing this program, attendees should be able to:
- Recognize challenges in the treatment of patients with COVID-19 and the need for translation of available clinical data into practice
- Evaluate clinical data and appropriate use considerations with monoclonal antibodies in COVID-19 management, including selection of therapy and dosing in pediatric patients
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Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in treating patients with COVID-19.
CNE Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour.
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Dr. Soma has nothing to disclose.
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