What Can You Do to Improve Clinical Outcomes for Your Patients with Viral Influenza at High-Risk for Pulmonary Complications?

FACULTY

Antonio Anzueto, MD
Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Care
University of Texas Health San Antonio
Section Chief, Pulmonary
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
San Antonio, TX

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
Irvine, CA

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This virtual satellite symposium discusses best practices for managing people with influenza who are at high risk for developing pulmonary complications. 2D animation technology is incorporated throughout the program to highlight the mechanism of action of point-of-care tests (POCTs) and antiviral treatments approved for treatment. Clinical data supporting the efficacy of antivirals and guidance on their use will also be provided.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is intended for pulmonologists, critical care physician/intensivists, allergists, immunologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with influenza and comorbid respiratory conditions.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After participating in this educational initiative, clinicians should be better able to:

  • Integrate point-of-care influenza testing methodologies as part of diagnostic best practices aimed at reducing unnecessary testing and the use of ineffective treatments in patients at high risk for pulmonary complications
  • Discriminate between the antiviral agents approved for the treatment of influenza infection based on their different mechanisms of action and abilities to reduce viral shedding
  • Incorporate evidence-based clinical practice guidance when selecting antiviral agents for patients at high risk for influenza infection as well as those at high risk for pulmonary complications of influenza
  • Support the use 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. 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 CreditsTM. 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 care of patients with influenza and comorbid respiratory conditions.

CNE Credits: 1.0 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 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.

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 FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIP

Antonio Anzueto, MD has nothing to disclosure.

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.

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.
Angela Davis, PhD, Director, Medical & Scientific Services for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN, UMA/CCM – LNP, has nothing to disclose.
Felecia Beachum, Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Outcomes and Accreditation for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Russie Allen, Outcomes and Accreditation 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:

  1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
  2. Participate in the enduring activity.
  3. Submit the evaluation form to the Med Learning Group.

You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.

DISCLAIMER

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 info@medlearninggroup.com

RELEASE DATE: November 19, 2021

EXPIRATION DATE: November 19, 2022

Contact this CME provider at Med Learning Group for privacy and confidentiality policy statement information at https://www.medlearninggroup.com/privacy-policy/

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Copyright © 2021 Med Learning Group. All rights reserved. These materials may be used for personal use only. Any rebroadcast, distribution, or reuse of this presentation or any part of it in any form for other than personal use without the express written permission of Med Learning Group is prohibited.

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