COVID-19 Frontline – A New Light in the Darkness: Therapies Recently Granted Emergency Use Authorizations for Patients with COVID-19
Michael Niederman MD, MACP, FCCP, FCCM, FERS
Associate Division Chief
Clinical Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care
New York Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY
This program will explore the use of agents recently granted emergency use authorization for the management of COVID-19. Clinicians will learn about the mechanism of action of monoclonal antibodies against COVID-19, how to identify patients who are at risk for developing severe COVID-19, and discuss best practices on incorporating these agents into clinical practice to prevent the development of severe COVID-19 in recently diagnosed patients. This activity will also explore the use of baricitinib in combination with remdesivir for patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and provide guidance on how to select patients who would benefit from this therapy.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of a variety of specialties, including infectious disease specialists, pulmonary medicine specialists, emergency room practitioners, advanced practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to help support them in their effort to optimize care of patients with COVID-19.
Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:
- Assess the rationale for the use of neutralizing monoclonal antibody therapies in recently diagnosed COVID-19 patients to prevent the development of severe disease
- Critique the efficacy and safety of dual neutralizing monoclonal antibody cocktail therapies recently granted emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for patients with COVID-19
Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
Med Learning Group designates this live virtual activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the live virtual activity.
NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION
Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the treatment of patients with COVID-19.
Credits: 0.75 ANCC Contact Hour.
CNE ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 0.75 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.
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DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Dr. Niederman has conducted research for Bayer, Merck, and Shionogi and is a consultant for Pfizer, Merck, Bayer, Thermo-Fisher, Nabriva, and N8 Medical.
CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.
CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.
Staff, Planners, and Managers
The staff, planners, and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CE activity:
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During this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this live virtual activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:
- Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
- Participate in the web-based live activity.
- Submit the evaluation form to Med Learning Group.
You will receive your certificate upon completion.
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RELEASE DATE: December 23, 2020
EXPIRATION DATE: December 23, 2021
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