Vaccinating Adults With Chronic Disorders: The Specialist’s Role
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Vaccinating Adults With Chronic Disorders: The Specialist’s Role


This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with the Immunization Action Coalition.

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Released:
8/31/2015
Expires:
8/30/2016

Maximum Credits:

0.5

E-Publication E-Publication
Released:
8/31/2015

Expires:
8/30/2016

Maximum Credits:
0.5
E-Publication E-Publication

Released:
8/31/2015
Expires:
8/30/2016


Maximum Credits:
0.5


Overview: This CME, audio-enhanced online publication focuses on the challenges of vaccinating adults with chronic disease from a specialist’s perspective, with the goal of educating and empowering community specialists to be more successful vaccine advocates for patients with chronic diseases. The audio clips, which were obtained from roundtable discussion that included experts in immunization, a cardiologist, an endocrinologist, a pharmacist, and a nurse practitioner, offer frontline perspectives and practical strategies for clinicians who face challenges in vaccinating adults with chronic disease.

CME Information:

Faculty
Gregory A. Poland, MD, MACP, FIDSA
Director, Vaccine Research Group
Professor, Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Director, Immunization Clinic
Director, Program in Translational Immunovirology and Biodefense
Mayo Clinic and Foundation
Rochester, MN

Robi Goswami, MD
Staff Cardiologist
Piedmont Heart Institute
Atlanta, GA

Anne Peters, MD
Director, USC Clinical Diabetes Program
Professor, Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Beverly Hills, CA
Director, USC Westside Center for Diabetes
Los Angeles, CA

Roundtable Faculty
Ruth M. Carrico, PhD, RN, FSHEA, CIC
Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
School of Medicine
Co-Founding Director, Global Health Initiative
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Michael D. Hogue, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP
Professor and Chair, Pharmacy Practice Department
McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Samford University
Birmingham, AL

Activity Planners
Iwona Misiuta, PhD, MHA
Clinical Content Manager
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD

Rebecca L. Julian, MS, ELS
Senior Managing Editor
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD

Amy Sison
Director of Continuing Medical Education
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Writer
Anne Jacobson, MPH, CCMEP
Port St. John, FL

Learning Objectives
Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Outline recommendations for indication-based adult vaccinations including key patient characteristics that should be considered
  • Integrate resources and strategies to minimize missed opportunities for vaccination in adult patients with chronic disease

Target Audience
This activity is intended for cardiologists, endocrinologists, pulmonologists, and other specialists who treat patients with chronic diseases.

Series Overview/Statement of Need
There is an urgent need to address the issue of low vaccination rates in adults. In the United States, vaccine-preventable diseases are responsible for as many as 90,000 adult deaths each year; therefore, it is essential to address gaps in adult immunization and recommend strategies to improve adult vaccination rates, especially in patients with chronic diseases. The care of patients with chronic disease often includes specialists, who are unlikely to be vaccinators but can still play a very powerful role in supporting vaccination efforts once properly educated and empowered. These specialists require education and guidance to improve their ability to support vaccinations for their adult patients with chronic disease for whom vaccinations are recommended on an indication-based schedule rather than the age-based schedule.

Collaborator and/or Sponsorship Statements
This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with the Immunization Action Coalition.

Accreditation/Designation Statements
Med-IQ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Med-IQ designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity will receive a Statement of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.

Medium/Method of Participation
This CME activity consists of a 0.5-credit online publication. To receive credit, read the introductory CME material, read the publication, and complete the post-survey, evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly.

Original Release Date: August 31, 2015
Expiration Date: August 30, 2016
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 30 minutes

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Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation.

Ruth M. Carrico, PhD, RN, FSHEA, CIC
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Pfizer, Inc., Sanofi-aventis U.S., Inc.
Fees received for promotional/non-CME activities: Pfizer, Inc., Sanofi-aventis U.S., Inc.

Robi Goswami, MD, has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.

Michael D. Hogue, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP
Fees received for promotional/non-CME activities: Pfizer, Inc.
Contracted research: Merck & Co., Inc.

Anne Peters, MD
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Abbott Laboratories, Amgen, Astra-Zeneca, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Bigfoot Biomedical, Biodel Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly and Company, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Novo Nordisk, OptumRx, Sanofi-aventis U.S. Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., Thermalin
Fees received for promotional/non-CME activities: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Lilly USA, LLC
Contracted research: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Medtronic, Inc.

Gregory A. Poland, MD, MACP, FIDSA
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Adjuvance Technologies, Inc., Avianax LLC, bioCSL Inc., Dynavax Technologies, Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, PaxVax Corporation, Sanofi-aventis U.S. Inc., Vaxess Technologies, Inc.

The writer, activity planners, and peer reviewers have no financial relationships to disclose.

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