CME Course

Ethical and Clinical Aspects of COVID-19: Where are We One Year Later?

We discuss how clinical outpatient care has been affected by COVID, how physicians have been coping, and the medical profession’s response to the pandemic and ethical issues in patient care are discussed.

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Target Audience

All Healthcare Providers

Course Description

In this podcast, Drs. Jason Wagner and Richard Holt join us again to  look back on the past year and discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. They will discuss how clinical outpatient care has been affected and offer insight into how physicians have been coping. They will also share their thoughts regarding the medical profession’s response to the pandemic and ethical issues in patient care that may have arisen as a result of COVID-19. At the conclusion of this podcast, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize effects of outpatient critical care as result of COVID-19;
  • Understand how physicians are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Identify ethical issues facing physicians during the pandemic.

Course Information

CME Release Date:  March 22, 2021
Valid for credit through: March 21, 2022
Course type:  Audio Podcast
Estimated time of completion: 1 hour

Credits Available

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

Southern Medical Association designates this Internet Activity (Enduring Material) for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Healthcare Professionals
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated; learners should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

  • Read the goals and objectives, accreditation information, and author disclosures.
  • Login in below to study the educational content and references. 
  • Complete the attestation, post-test (if applicable), and evaluation. 

Upon successful completion of these components, your certificate will be processed and emailed from customerservice@sma.org within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Southern Medical Association requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 24 months.

Southern Medical Association encourages speakers/authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

The content of the CME certified activity does not relate to products or services of an ACCME defined commercial interest. Therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to identify and no conflicts of interest to identify or resolve.

Faculty

Jason Wagner, MD, is a Pulmonary and Critical Care physician by training. He obtained his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and then went on to complete his internal medicine residency and pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a former Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania where he was an associate program director for residency and fellowship. Having recently relocated to San Antonio, he is now a member of Texas IPS - providing pulmonary and critical care consultation to the greater San Antonio area.

Richard Holt, MD, MSE, MPH, MABE, DBioethics, is professor emeritus and clinical professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His areas of clinical practice and research include tissue reconstruction, upper respiratory diseases, trauma and disaster management, and bioengineering. He holds advanced degrees in public health, engineering, health policy, and bioethics.

Southern Medical Association Staff
Jennifer Price, MA

Course Materials

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