AAFP COVID-19 CME Webinar Series
On Demand Sessions
January 26 Session - COVID-19 Vaccine: Clinical Updates and Considerations for Practice and Patients
Guests: Sarah Coles, MD, FAAFP, Santina Wheat, MD, MPH, FAAFP, and Mary E. Krebs, MD, FAAFP
Approved for 1.5 AAFP Prescribed credits.
- Compare and contrast the clinical and practical considerations for the two currently available COVID-19 vaccines.
- Identify strategies to communicate risks and benefits of COVID-19 vaccines to patients, particularly those where data is not available such as patients who are pregnant or lactating, immunocompromised, and children/adolescents.
- Define risks and considerations for potential anaphylactic reactions to the vaccines and how to counsel patients with severe allergies.
- Identify best practices for promoting continued public health measures before and after vaccination
- Discuss strategies for promoting vaccine confidence and addressing vaccine hesitancy.
July 8 Session - Managing the COVID-19 Crisis: What We Know Now and Where We Might Be Going
Guest: Laura Jordhen, MD, Shanghai-based family physician
- Discuss the current societal and clinical impact of COVID-19 and how it has transitioned during the course of the pandemic.
- Evaluate the clinical features of COVID-19, including those patients with severe, moderate or mild symptoms, and those or who are asymptomatic.
- Describe efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, including appropriate testing, contact tracing, and infection control.
June 24 Session - Managing the COVID-19 Crisis: Tackling Implicit Bias
Guest: Danielle Jones, AAFP Director, Center for Diversity and Health Equity
- Describe implicit bias and how it operates.
- Describe how implicit bias has impacted healthcare delivery during the COVID-19 crisis.
- Evaluate yourself and your practice to determine if implicit bias is present in your daily work.
- Utilize tools and resources to help eliminate or reduce implicit bias in practice.
June 10 Session - Managing the COVID-19 Crisis: Preventive Care in Your Practice
Guest: John Merrill-Steskal, MD
- Review the essential preventive services, with a focus on immunizations, that need to be reintroduced at this stage in the COVID-19 crisis.
- Evaluate your practice and determine how you can appropriately resume key preventive services.
- Discuss how some preventive services can be provided via a telehealth visit.
- Triage patients requiring preventive care services based on those appropriate for in-person care compared to those who may be seen via a telehealth visit.
May 15 Session - Managing COVID-19 with Limited Resources: A Rural Family Physician's Experience
Guest rural Arizona-based physician, Naomi Clancy, MD
- Review the infection control measures appropriate for a rural or resource limited family practice and reflect on aspects that can be incorporated or modified to fit your practice environment.
- Describe the impact of the CARES act on telehealth services provided in a rural practice.
- Develop a strategy for rural family physician surge planning that is appropriate for your practice environment.
May 8 Session - Managing the COVID-19 Crisis: A Nursing Facility Physician's Perspective
Guest Everett Schlam, MD, family physician
- Develop a strategy in your facility to limit the potential exposure of your patients to COVID-19 and decrease morbidity and mortality.
- Structure your facility so that you can provide appropriate management of patients with mild symptoms and implement effective quarantine measures.
- Describe appropriate precautions to both protect staff from infection and to prevent staff who work in multiple care facilities from spreading the virus.
May 1 Session - Managing the COVID-19 Crisis: An Emergency Room Family Physician's Perspective
Guest Robert Dachs, MD, FAAFP, a New York emergency room physician
- Review standard infection control procedures for ER physicians and staff during a pandemic.
- Define patients with COVID-19 who should be admitted to the ER.
- Describe typical radiologic and lab findings of patients with COVID-19.
- Develop a strategy for appropriate stabilization and initial treatment of a patient with COVID-19.
- Describe the role of a family physician in surge planning in the ER.
April 24 Session - Ventilator Management and the COVID-19 Crisis: What Family Physicians Need to Know
Guest Gregory Botz, MD, critical care/ respiratory care physician
- Review resources and information on the basics of ventilator management.
- Evaluate the role of the family physician as it relates to the surge of critical care patients caused by the COVID-19 virus.
April 17 Session - Managing the COVID-19 Crisis: Maintaining the Emotional Health of You, Your Team, and Your Patients
Guest psychologist Nancy Ruddy, Ph.D.
- Consider the emotional impact on you, your team, and your patients/their families as the COVID-19 crisis progresses.
- Review strategies that you and your team can take to alleviate the effects of stress induced by the COVID-19 crisis.
- Evaluate tools and resources that may be of use to you, your team and patients.
April 10 Session - COVID-19 Acute Care Management: An Intensivist's Perspective
Guest: Oscar Estrada, MD, California intensivist
- Describe best practice management of a patient on their first presentation at the hospital.
- Evaluate appropriate infection controls for a critically ill patient.
- Evaluate the role of the family physician as it pertains to managing a critically ill patient.
April 3 Session - COVID-19 Overview: Where We Are and Where We Are Going
Guest: Laura Jordhen, MD, Shanghai-based Family Physician and COVID-19 blogger
- Describe the natural history and presumed modes of transmission of SARS-2CoV infection and COVID-19 disease.
- Explain how comprehensive, systemic public health interventions are needed due to the unique nature of this disease, such as transmission from asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic carriers.
- Describe the infection prevention measures needed to prevent nosocomial spread and strategies for resource poor locations.
- Review strategies in which evidence-driven, appropriate infection control can be implemented in your practice.