This episode provides an overview of the rapid development of vaccines currently under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 in the United States. An expert describes the mechanisms of action for the mRNA and viral vector vaccines, as well as efficacy, side effects, and post-vaccine safety assessment. The conversation concludes with a review of what is needed to achieve herd immunity, and guidance for people who are fully vaccinated.
In Partnership With the Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Understand the current status of EUA-approved SARS-CoV-2 vaccines
APPs in Pulmonology, Critical Care, Infectious Disease, and APP Hospitalists
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In 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
Nursing Planner: Corinne R. Young, MSN, FNP-C, FCCP, Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nursing contact hours: 0.25, which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology credit
AAPA Credit Designation
Practicing 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 April 29, 2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
IPCE Credit Designation
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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.
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.
Mr Hardisty has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Dr Ison: contracted research: GlaxoSmithKline; consulting: Adagio, AlloVir, Celltrion, Cidara, Roche, Takeda, ViraCor Eurofin.
None of the members of the Planning Committee or PCE staff have any relevant relationships to disclose.
Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:
- Listen to the content in its entirety
- Relate the content material to the learning objectives
- Complete the post-test and evaluation form
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%.
The estimated time to complete this activity is 0.25 hours.
Release date: April 30, 2021
Expiration date: April 29, 2022
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