• AAFP COVID-19 CME Webinar Series
    On Demand Sessions

    March 2 Session - COVID-19 Vaccine: Clinical Updates and Considerations for Practice and Patients, Part 2

    Guests: Sarah Coles, MD, FAAFP, Santina Wheat, MD, MPH, FAAFP, and Mary E. Krebs, MD, FAAFP

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the latest data and guidance from the CDC on the COVID-19 vaccines.
    • Discuss other COVID-19 vaccines in the pipeline, and compare and contrast the nuances of using these platforms with vaccines that already have EUA.
    • Evaluate your practice to consider how you will integrate current and pipeline vaccines into your workflow.

    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.

    Learning Objectives:

    • 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 

    Learning Objectives:

    • 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

    Learning Objectives:

    • 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

    Learning Objectives:

    • 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 29 Session - Managing The COVID-19 Crisis: Maternal Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic  

    Guest Zita Magloire, MD

    Learning Objectives:

    • Evaluate current best practice guidance for well woman care, prenatal, obstetric and post-partum patients during the COVID-19 crisis. 
    • Develop a protocol for appropriate mother-baby dyad care.
    • Define a strategy to structure your practice so that appropriate maternal health care is provided to your patients.
    • Describe how best to triage patients to outpatient visits or telehealth services in your practice.

    May 22 Session - Managing the COVID-19 Crisis: What Family Physicians Need to Know about Testing

    Guest Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the issues related to testing for COVID-19 in the U.S.
    • Review the currently available tests given authorization by the FDA including molecular, serological, and antigen and how to interpret the results.
    • Evaluate the current guidance from CDC and others on testing and surveillance and the role of the family physician.

    May 15 Session - Managing COVID-19 with Limited Resources: A Rural Family Physician's Experience

    Guest rural Arizona-based physician, Naomi Clancy, MD

    Learning Objectives:

    • 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

    Learning Objectives:

    • 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

    Learning Objectives:

    • 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

    Learning Objectives:

    • 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.

    Learning Objectives:

    • 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

    Learning Objectives:

    • 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

    Learning Objectives:

    • 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.