2011-2012 Influenza Season: Antiviral Medication Recommendations
= Free Continuing Education Credits
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Timothy Uyeki, MD, MPH, MPP
CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service
Deputy Chief for Science
Epidemiology and Prevention Branch
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
CDC estimates that influenza virus infections in the United States result in an average of more than 200,000 related hospitalizations, and between 3,300 to 49,000 deaths each year, depending upon the severity of the influenza season. Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons aged 6 months and older, and is the best way to prevent influenza. However, available evidence consistently indicates that antiviral treatment, when initiated as early as possible in patients with confirmed or suspected influenza, can reduce severe outcomes of influenza. During this COCA conference call, a subject matter expert will review current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and CDC guidance on the use of antiviral medications in the prevention and treatment of influenza.
At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:
- List currently recommended influenza antiviral medications
- Understand recommendations for use of influenza antiviral medications for the 2011-2012 influenza season
- Understand the potential benefits of antiviral treatment as outlined by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and CDC
- CDC 2011-2012 Influenza Antiviral Medications: A Summary for Clinicians
- CDC Online Newsroom "Have You Heard?" CDC Recommendations for Influenza Antiviral Medications Remain Unchanged
- Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Recommendations and Reports - Jan 21, 2011 / 60(RR01);1-28 Antiviral Agents for the Treatment and Chemoprophylaxis of Influenza. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Minimum system requirements
||ACTIVITY NUMBER||EC/PD/WD 1648|
|MATERIALS||PowerPoint Slide Set|
Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Veterinarians, Physician Assistants and Other Clinicians
Live webcast and audio conference call on 2/28/12: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Web-on-demand training after 3:00 PM on 2/28/12
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communications Branch
|METHOD OF PARTICIPATION||
Attend the live conference call/webinar or download the materials afterwards
There is no charge for COCA continuing education credits
CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this electronic conference/web-on-demand educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Non-physicians will receive a certificate of participation.
CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 1.0 contact hour.
CEU: The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 ANSI/IACET CEU for this program.
CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive up to 1.0 Category I CECH in health education. CDC provider number GA0082.
ACPE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 1.0 Contact Hour in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-12-057-L04-P 0387-0000-12-057-H04-P. Course Category: This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based.
AAVSB/RACE: This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 1.2 hours of continuing education in the jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Please contact the AAVSB Race Program at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.
DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.
CDC, our planners, and the presenters for this seminar do not have financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. This presentation does not involve the unlabeled use of a product or product under investigational use. There is no commercial support for this activity.
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Page last updated March 9, 2012
- Content source: CDC Emergency Risk Communication Branch (ERCB), Division of Emergency Operations (DEO), Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR)
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