Fighting the Flu: Clinical Pearls for Healthcare Professionals
July 12, 2023
July 12, 2024
This activity is provided by Med Learning Group.
This activity is co-provided by AMEDCO
Nursing learners, view this Learner Notification prior to starting this activity
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.
- Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- Nurses — 1.0 Contact Hours
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This activity is intended for US-based pediatricians, family practice physicians, primary care physicians, internists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with influenza.
This enduring activity will address methodology to specifically support healthcare professionals charged with the care of pediatric patients with influenza so that they can better expedite an accurate influenza diagnosis, evaluate and appropriately incorporate antiviral agents for the pediatric population inclusive of postexposure prophylaxis, and recognize the full range of therapeutic tools at their disposal to care for pediatric patients.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Facilitate a timely and accurate diagnosis of influenza in pediatric patients through the use of point-of-care testing methodologies
- Evaluate the mechanisms of action and clinical profiles of antiviral agents approved for the treatment of influenza in pediatric patients
- Incorporate evidence-based guidance for the selection of antiviral agents for pediatric patients with influenza into clinical practice
- Assess the results of studies supporting the use of antiviral treatments for influenza postexposure prophylaxis in pediatric patients
William A. Fischer II, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Director of Emerging Pathogens
Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
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Physician Credit Designation Statement
Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Med Learning Group. Amedco LLC 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.
Nursing Continuing Education Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hour.
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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Responsibility
- William A. Fischer II, MD
- Consulting: Merck and Roche
- Adjudication Committee: Janssen and Syneos
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
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.
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- Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
- Participate in the enduring activity.
- Complete the online post-test and evaluation
You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.
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