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Infectious Disease

High Risk and COVID-19: Protecting Your Patients at Elevated Risk

There are a wide number of conditions and circumstances that increase an individualā€™s risk of having severe outcomes associated with COVID-19 infection. Some have conditions or take medications that can interfere with the immune response associated with the current COVID-19 vaccine. Healthcare professionals must be able to identify and recommend strategies to reduce the risk of severe outcomes for these patients. This webinar will review some of the factors that increase COVID-19 risk and strategies that can be implemented to reduce the risk.

DURATION

1 hr

PROFESSION

Physician, Nursing, Pharmacy, Allied Health, Medical Resident, Student, Specialist

# OF CREDITS

0

ACCREDITATION

Unaccredited

EXPIRY DATE

2023-08-19

There are a wide number of conditions and circumstances that increase an individualā€™s risk of having severe outcomes associated with COVID-19 infection. Some have conditions or take medications that can interfere with the immune response associated with the current COVID-19 vaccine. Healthcare professionals must be able to identify and recommend strategies to reduce the risk of severe outcomes for these patients. This webinar will review some of the factors that increase COVID-19 risk and strategies that can be implemented to reduce the risk.


This program has received funding from Moderna.

Faculty

Peter J. Lin, MD, CCFP

Akshay Jain, MD, FRCPC, FACE, CCD, ECNU, DABIM, DABOM

Alan Kaplan, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP, CPC(HC)

Allison McGeer, Msc, MD, FRCPC

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this continuing education video participants will be better able to:

  • Identify patients in practice at elevated risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes
  • Summarize the different factors that increase the risk of hospitalization and death from a COVID-19 infection
  • Discuss the different vaccine recommendations for patients at elevated risk
  • Recommend strategies to reduce the risk of severe COVID-19 in patients at high risk
Cost of course:  
Free
# of credits: 0
Duration: 1 hr

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