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Caring for an Older Man With HIV and COVID-19 Pneumonia
  • CME
  • CE

In this short Vlog, Dr. Paul Sax discusses care of a patient with HIV who developed COVID-19 pneumonia. Dr. Sax walks through the details of the patient case and highlights key points for optimal care of patients with HIV during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, including risk factors and treatment options.
Paul E. Sax, MD
Physicians: maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Registered Nurses: 0.25 Nursing contact hours
Pharmacists: 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs)
Released: July 1, 2020 Expiration: June 30, 2021

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Implement guidance to appropriately manage aging patients with HIV who acquire COVID-19 infection

Information on this Educational Activity

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty 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:

Faculty

Paul E. Sax, MD

Clinical Director
HIV Program and Division of Infectious Diseases
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Paul E. Sax, MD, has disclosed that he has received funds for research support from Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline/ViiV, and Merck and has served as a consultant or on a scientific advisory board for Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline/ViiV, Janssen, and Merck.

Staff

Carolyn Skowronski, PharmD

Associate Director, Scientific Services

Carolyn Skowronski, PharmD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Jennifer Blanchette, PhD

Senior Scientific Director

Jennifer M. Blanchette, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Tiffany Hensley-McBain, PhD

Associate Scientific Director

Tiffany Hensley-McBain, PhD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Julie Skowronski, FNP-BC
Julie Skowronski, FNP-BC, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Edward King, MA

Executive Vice President

Edward King, MA, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Target Audience

This program is intended for physicians, registered nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who provide care for patients with HIV.

Goal

The goal of this activity is to improve learners’ competence in addressing challenges associated with HIV management in aging patients through a series of prototypical case studies, rolled out across the year to maintain a high profile for these issues on CCO Web site.

Accreditation

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) 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.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation

CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Credit Designation

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.25 contact hours.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

Credit Designation

CCO designates this continuing education activity for 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Universal Activity Number - JA4008176-0000-20-071-H02-P.

Type of Activity: Knowledge

Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 100% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 60 days.

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 0.25 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from July 01, 2020, through June 30, 2021:

1. Register online at http://www.clinicaloptions.com.
2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
3. Study the educational activity online or printed out.
4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 100% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "CME/CE Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

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