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
This case-based activity will cover the pathophysiology, point-of-care testing, and antiviral therapy for treating patients who present to the Emergency Department.
This activity is intended for US-based emergency medicine and critical care professionals involved in the care of patients with influenza.
Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:
- Integrate point-of-care testing methodologies in the emergency department to reduce unnecessary testing and the use of ineffective treatments
- Evaluate 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
- Determine which patients infected with influenza are most likely to benefit from treatment with antiviral medications
- Assess the utility of antiviral treatment for influenza postexposure prophylaxis
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 1.0 AMA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.
NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION
Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the treatment of patients with influenza.
Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour.
CNE 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 of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.
The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
ACEP Category I Credit Statement
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 1.0 hour of ACEP Category I credit.
COMMISSION ON DIETETIC REGISTRATION
This program has received prior approval with the Commission on Dietetic Registration for dietitians and RDs.
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 CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Charles P. Vega, MD, FAAFP reports that he serves as a consultant for GlaxoSmithKline.
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.
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.
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Angela Davis, PhD, Medical Director for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
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Ashley Whitehurst, Program Manager 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 non-approved indications.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. To receive credit participants must:
- Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
- Participate in the activity.
- Complete pre-and-post surveys 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.
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RELEASE DATE: September 16, 2021
EXPIRATION DATE: September 16, 2022
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