COVID-19: Keeping Up with a Moving Target - Session 3

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COVID-19: Keeping Up with a Moving Target – Session 3

This educational activity is jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and DKBmed, LLC.
Supported by independent educational grants from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

FACULTY

Cindy Zoellner, PharmD, BCPS-AQID 
Senior Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in HIV and HCV 
Parkland Hospital 
Clinical Associate Professor Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases 
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas 
Dallas, Texas

Michael Angarone, DO 
Assistant Professor 
Division of Infectious Diseases 
Departments of Medicine and Medical Education 
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 
Chicago, Illinois 


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy.  PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity:

Cindy Zoellner, PharmD, BCPS-AQID has no actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this program.

Michael Angarone, DO has reported the following: Speakers' Bureau—Allergan.

The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The DKBmed planners and others have nothing to disclose.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

acpeIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and DKBmed, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

acpe Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for .5 contact hour(s) (0.5 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Universal Activity Number: JA4008162-9999-21-2645-H01-P

Type of Activity: Knowledge
Media: Internet
Fee Information: There is no fee for this educational activity.
Estimated time to complete activity: 30 minutes

Published

May 28, 2021

Expires

June 30, 2021

TARGET AUDIENCE

This accredited activity has been designed for managed care pharmacists, medical directors, pharmacy directors, pharmacy benefit managers, and other formulary decision-makers involved in the treatment decision-making process for patients with COVID-19.

How to Earn Credit

Participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; and 3) complete the posttest and evaluation form directly after the activity within a maximum of 60 days of participating in the activity. To answer the questions, click on your selected choice for each answer then proceed to the next question. Once completed, click on the Grade Exam button at the bottom of the page. Your posttest will automatically be graded. If you successfully complete the posttest (score of 70% or higher), your statement of participation will be made available immediately. Click on the View Statement of Participation link and print the statement for your records. If you receive a score lower than 70%, you will receive a message notifying you that you did not pass the posttest. You will have 2 opportunities to pass the posttest. To receive Credit, you must provide your date of birth and NABP number. All Credit information will be uploaded into CPE monitor within 30 days.

GOAL

To educate pharmacists with the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 treatments and management.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss immunological and virological concepts as they relate to COVID-19 pathophysiology and new and in-development treatments.
  • Describe current management strategies for mild to moderate COVID-19.
  • Evaluate treatment regimens for patients with COVID-19 requiring hospitalization.

REQUIRED COMPUTER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE

Please ensure the computer system you plan to use meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 98 or higher & Macintosh 2.2 or higher
  • Internet Browser (Mac &/ Windows): Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0.6 or higher, Firefox 3.0.3 or higher & Opera 5 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible
  • Peripherals: Computer speakers or headphones
  • Monitor Screen Resolution: 320 x 480 or higher
  • Media Viewing Requirements: Adobe Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, Flash Player & HTML5

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

The FDA authorized the monoclonal antibody sotrovimab for emergency use on May 26, 2021. The Emergency Use Authorization for sotrovimab is based on interim analysis of the phase 3 trial, which showed an 85% reduction in hospitalization and death for high-risk adults who received the monoclonal antibody.  

In addition, the FDA is not distributing the bamlanivimab/etesevimab monoclonal antibody in states where variants from Brazil and South Africa account for >10% of disease.

To keep track of updates, please review the following websites:

https://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/whats-new/ and

https://www.idsociety.org/practice-guideline/covid-19-guideline-treatment-and-management/

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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