AAFP COVID-19 CME Webinar Series
On Demand Sessions


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.