In this second half of a discussion about treatments for COVID-19 in the hospital setting, an expert explains the use of dexamethasone, including insights on the choice of steroids to treat COVID-19 in pregnancy. The conversation then moves to other immune modulators, tocilizumab, and the combination of baricitinib + the antiviral remdesivir, including an overview of the evidence on efficacy and safety.
In Partnership With the Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Summarize efficacy and safety evidence for inpatient COVID-19 therapies with an Emergency Use Authorization or a guideline recommendation for off-label use
APPs in Pulmonology, Critical Care, Infectious Disease, and APP Hospitalists
Joint Accreditation Statement
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
NP course advisor: 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.
Dr Auwaerter: consulting: EMD Serono; contracted research/DSMB: Humanigen
Mr Hardisty has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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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