Influenza in the Hospital: Perils and Pearls

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

PROGRAM SUMMARY

Influenza places a substantial burden every year on the health of people in the United States. Most hospitalizations and deaths occur in patients who are at high risk for developing complications, including immunocompromised individuals and those with comorbidities. Timely diagnosis and management of influenza in the hospital setting poses unique challenges. Clinicians treating influenza in the hospital setting must be able to differentiate available antiviral therapies based on their safety, efficacy, and ability to reduce viral shedding. In this educational program, experts will review the latest evidence on antiviral agents for treatment and prophylaxis of influenza. Using case-based examples, faculty will discuss strategies for timely diagnosis and initiation of the most appropriate treatment regimen to reduce morbidity and mortality in patients with influenza in the hospital setting.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The intended audience for this activity is hospitalists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with influenza.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Incorporate evidence-based guidelines and best practices to diagnose influenza early.
  • Differentiate antiviral agents based on their efficacy and ability to reduce viral shedding and transmission of influenza.
  • Select treatment for patients presenting with suspected influenza based on patient symptoms, history and characteristics, and comorbidities, to reduce complications in those who are at normal or at high risk.
  • Review the use of prophylaxis in patients who are exposed to influenza and who are at normal, or at high risk for complications.
AGENDA

Introduction

Christopher S. Kim, MD, MBA, SFHM

Influenza: Having a Keen Eye for Details to Improve Diagnosis

Christopher S. Kim, MD, MBA, SFHM

Case Presentation: Patient With Suspected Flu But Lacking Classic Symptoms

Christopher S. Kim, MD, MBA, SFHM

Treating Influenza: Applying New Evidence to Hospital Medicine

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA

Case Presentation: Patient With Influenza at High Risk for Complications

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA

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Vindico Medical Education staff have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participants who successfully complete the program and opt-in by providing their ABIM ID and DOB (MM/DD) will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, November 30, 2020, to November 29, 2021.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR RECEIVING CREDIT

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the post-test and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 4 out of 5 of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

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The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 Non-physician
Course opens: 
11/30/2020
Course expires: 
11/29/2021
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Activity Chair

Christopher S. Kim, MD, MBA, SFHM
Associate Professor
General Internal Medicine
Associate Medical Director
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Disclosures:
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Advanced Biotherapeutics, DiaSorin
Ownership Interest: Johnson & Johnson

Reviewers

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP 
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 Non-physician

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