Influenza Primer for Primary Care – Are You Ready for Flu Season?

1.00 CME
1.00 AAFP
60 MINS
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Overview

Provider Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.


Support Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.


Activity Description

Although the impact of influenza varies, it places a substantial burden on the health of people in the United States each year. Unfortunately, there is an unmet need for better diagnostic modalities, treatment for patients with influenza infection, preventative measures, and mitigation for the impact of a pandemic. Antiviral agents with different targets and mechanisms of action provide multiple therapeutic options, including combinations of 2 or more compounds, holding promise to improve treatment effectiveness. In this recorded live continuing medical education presentation, expert faculty will examine various diagnostic modalities and therapies used for patients with influenza.


Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is family physicians and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with influenza.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant may be better able to:

  • Utilize diagnostic assays that offer improved sensitivity, specificity, and convenience in influenza detection.Incorporate shared decision-making to engage and involve the patient when considering switching antidepressants.
  • Apply knowledge about mechanisms of action, efficacy, dosage, and administration when selecting antiviral therapies to treat influenza.Incorporate psychotherapeutic approaches into the overall management of patients with MDD
  • Incorporate antiviral therapies into practice for prophylaxis, prevention, and treatment of influenza to reduce the duration of illness, viral shedding, as well as complications.

Activity Chair

Charles P. Vega, MD, FAAFP
Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
University of California, Irvine
Santa Ana, CA


Faculty

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director
Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

John J. Russell, MD
Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency
Abington – Jefferson Health
Abington, PA 


Reviewer

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP


Accreditation

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


Credit Designation

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, November 18, 2019, through November 17, 2020.

This Enduring Material activity, Influenza Primer for Primary Care – Are You Ready for Flu Season?, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 11/30/2019. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


AMA/AAFP Equivalency

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.


How to Participate in this Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 2 of the 3 posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue a Prescribed credit(s) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.


MIPS Qualifying Activity:
Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS). Participants who successfully complete the activity and its performance assessment will receive printable documentation of successful completion for MIPS self-reporting.
To meet the criteria for improvement activities in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of QPP, accredited CME providers need to implement activities that:

  • address a quality or safety gap that is supported by a needs assessment or problem analysis, or support the completion of such a needs assessment as part of the activity;
  • have specific, measurable aim(s) for improvement;
  • include interventions intended to result in improvement;
  • include data collection and analysis of performance data to assess the impact of the interventions; and
  • define meaningful clinician participation in their activity, describe the mechanism for identifying clinicians who meet the requirements, and provide participant completion information.

Disclosures

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears below.

Activity Chair and Faculty report the following relationship(s)

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
Ownership Interest: Johnson & Johnson

John J. Russell, MD
Consulting Fee: GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi Pasteur
Speakers Bureau: Sanofi Pasteur

Charles P. Vega, MD, FAAFP
Consulting Fee: Genentech

Reviewer reports the following relationship(s)

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s)

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.


Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non-FDA approved or investigational use of products/devices.


Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2019 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.


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