September 15, 2020
Area(s) of Interest: Public Health Professional Development & Education
The California Health and Human Services Agency and the California Medical Association, in partnership with the California Academy of Physician Assistants and Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California, are hosting a monthly Virtual Grand Rounds series on the evolution of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and management of COVID-19 patients.
Best practices in COVID-19 treatment have rapidly evolved from the “wild west” of April, and this webinar focuses on the latest clinical practices and decision-making processes.
The fourth in our monthly Virtual Grand Rounds series – Virtual Grand Rounds: COVID-19 Updates in Therapeutics – will be Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 12 p.m. Participants will learn how to:
- Summarize therapeutic agents commonly used in hospitalized COVID-19 patients and describe the currently recommended indications for use
- Explain current best practices on supportive care interventions to prevent or treat acute respiratory distress syndrome, including self-proning
- Counsel patients on the state initiatives around donating convalescent plasma.
- Participate in discussions and decision-making regarding the allocation of scarce resources, including remdisivir, during a pandemic
- Recommend protective equipment to use in clinical settings and community settings
The 90-minute grand rounds webinars are free and open to all interested clinicians. Participants can receive 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Clinicians likely to encounter COVID-19 in their practice settings (e.g., front line physicians, nurse practitioners or physician assistants) are encouraged to join the monthly case-based presentations, which will include expert panel discussions and audience participation.
If you are unable to attend the live webinar, they will be available for on-demand playback at covidroundsca.org.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the California Medical Association and California Health and Human Services Agency. CMA is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The California Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.