In the United States, the 2019-2020 flu season became overshadowed and intertwined with the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to ravage the country and the world. Still, it is critical for clinicians to ensure patients—especially those at high risk for complications—receive appropriate immunization for influenza. In this activity, an expert in infectious diseases puts the situation in perspective, while focusing on the important role of the current flu vaccine and the immediate availability of effective antiviral treatments for patients who acquire flu and are seeking relief.
Interactive video lecture
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Identify available and emerging options for prevention of influenza
- Select influenza treatment for adult patients at high risk of complications based on current recommendations and evidence
- Individualize influenza treatment in pediatric patients based on current recommendations
NPs and PAs
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
Nursing contact hours: 1.00, which includes 1.00 hour of pharmacology credit
CNE course advisor: Susanne J. Phillips, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California
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 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until August 30, 2021. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
PA planner: Ben Taylor, PhD, PA-C, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia
IPCE Credit Designation
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
This activity was developed from a series of programs cosupported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc.; Alcon Vision, LLC; Amgen; Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Sanoﬁ Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; and Teva Pharmaceuticals.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.
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 are required to disclose to the audience any relevant support or substantial relationships with providers of commercial products and/or devices discussed in this activity and/or with any commercial supporters of the activity. 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 the available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Dr Auwaerter: advisory board: Adaptive Biotechnologies, DiaSorin; stock: Johnson & Johnson.
Dr Tiso 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:
- View 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 70%.
The estimated time to complete this activity is 1.00 hours.
Release date: August 31, 2020
Expiration date: August 30, 2021
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