Coronavirus CME: How Physicians Can Prepare for the Pandemic

CMEList March 9, 2020

With Coronavirus, or COVID-19, spreading and becoming a pandemic, physicians need to be adequately prepared on how to best treat the disease to ensure the best possible outcomes for potential stricken patients. As of March 13, 2020, there have been over 5,000 reported deaths worldwide and over 139,00 infections. Due to the growing number of cases across the globe, The World Health Organization has declared the threat of a global Coronavirus pandemic as “very real”.

To help physicians prepare for the potential pandemic, there has been an increasing number of Coronavirus CME activities to help clinicians become more knowledgeable about treating the disease. Check out some of the most popular Coronavirus CME activities that can help clinicians battle the disease.

Understanding and Addressing the Global Spread of the COVID-19 Infection: A Clinician’s Guide

Understanding and Addressing the Global Spread of the COVID-19 Infection: A Clinician’s Guide is a free 60-minute web course from Rockpointe that offers clinicians 1 hour of CME.

The activity provides clinicians with a practical guide with the latest information on prevention, symptoms, diagnosis, and management of COVID-19. Join experts on the COVID-19 infection to learn strategies to deal with this emerging infection”.

After completing the course clinicians will better be able to:

  • Describe the current global status of the COVID-19 infection
  • Form evidence-based strategies for prevention of COVID-19 transmission
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 infection and perform appropriate diagnostic studies
  • Develop plans to manage patients with COVID-19 infection

This activity is a great way for North American based clinicians to get a quick and thorough brief on how to better treat the growing disease in their respective countries.

The 2020 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Outbreak

The 2020 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Outbreak is an online webcast from The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education that costs $25 to non-members and offers 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and 0.5 ABIM MOC points upon completion. Note, that the activity is free to view but costs $25 to access the pre and post-tests users must complete to be eligible for the CME credits.

This webcast will cover important details related to the Coronavirus outbreak that will better help them treat potentially diagnosed patients. This includes common symptoms, isolation, procedures, and appropriate and accurate testing.

HMS Special Update - Coronavirus

HMS Special Update - Coronavirus is an online CME activity from Harvard Medical School that offers 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

This course is designed to help emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, and primary care clinicians update their knowledge regarding the Coronavirus outbreak. The main takeaways clinicians can expect to get is a better understanding of the symptoms, risks, and precautions associated with the disease.

This activity contains both audio and video content. After completing the activity, participants must score at least 75% on the post-test to redeem their CME credits.

The 2019-2020 Novel Coronavirus Update

The 2019-2020 Novel Coronavirus Update is an online CME course from NetCE that offers clinicians up to 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. If applicable, you can also earn 2 ANCC contact hours instead from this course.

The target audience for this activity is physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who may identify or educate patients regarding coronavirus infection. After completing this activity these individuals should better be able to:

  • Differentiate between the common, ubiquitous strains of human coronavirus and novel (outbreak) strains with respect to epidemiology, modes of transmission, spectrum of illness, and public health implications.
  • Characterize the clinical and public health experience gained from the two prior novel human coronavirus epidemics, SARS and MERS, and how that informs our understanding and response to the current outbreak.
  • Provide current health and travel advice to persons returning from or needing to travel to China.
  • Access and implement guideline recommendations for clinical assessment, diagnostic testing, appropriate isolation precautions, and monitoring of a patient with exposure to or illness from the 2019 novel coronavirus

An additional benefit of this course is the expiration date. While many Coronavirus CME courses expire in 2020, this course has a designated expiration date of 1/31/23.

While the courses listed above are a great way for physicians to stay updated with the Coronavirus outbreak, also check out these resources for more information: