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Caring for Patients With or Suspected to Have COVID-19 During the Omicron Era

Clinical Thought

Limited availability of testing and oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19 have created a challenge to care for patients while Omicron is the predominantly circulating variant of SARS-CoV-2. Read an expert’s commentary on COVID-19 testing and treatment strategies.

Registered Nurses: 0.25 Nursing contact hours, includes 0.25 hour of pharmacology credit Physician Assistants: maximum of 0.25 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits

Released: February 10, 2022

Expiration: February 09, 2023

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Faculty

Paul G. Auwaerter

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA

Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director
Division of Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Acknowledgement

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

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Target Audience

NPs and PAs

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Describe current and novel strategies for testing and prevention of COVID-19

  • Apply the latest recommended management strategies to the treatment of patients with COVID-19

  • Identify patients who are eligible for monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19

Disclosure

All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. All relevant conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PCE policy. In addition, all faculty are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and Planning Committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias and based upon all available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Dr Auwaerter: consulting fees: Adaptive Biotherapeutics, EMD Serono, Humanigen, Verily; consulting fees/contracted research: Pfizer; ownership interest: Johnson & Johnson.

None of the members of the Planning Committee or PCE staff have any relevant relationships to disclose.

CME Info

Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:

  1. Review the content in its entirety
  2. Relate the content material to the learning objectives
  3. Complete the post-test and evaluation form

The estimated time to complete this activity is 0.25 hours.

Successful completion of the post-test is required to earn CE/CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 100%.

Release date: February 10, 2022
Expiration date: February 9, 2023

Format

Expert Commentary

Disclaimer

The opinions or views expressed in this CE/CME activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Practicing Clinicians Exchange or any educational supporter.

Accreditation

PCE

Joint Accreditation Statement

Joint AccreditationIn support of improving patient care, Practicing Clinicians Exchange is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

ANCC Credit Designation

NP course advisor: Mary Knudtson, DNSc, NP, FAAN, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California

Nursing contact hours: 0.25 which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology credit

AAPA Credit Designation

Joint AccreditationPracticing Clinicians Exchange has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until February 9, 2023. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

PA course advisor: Daniel Forsberg, PA-C, MPH, CPH, Touro College, Skokie, Illinois

IPCE Credit Designation
IPCEThis activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Additional Information

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.