Implementing a Shingles Protocol in Primary Care SettingsPremiere Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
This activity offers CE credit for:%>
- Physicians (CME)
- Pharmacists (ACPE)
- ABIM (MOC)
All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Credit Expiration Date:
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Note: Credit Is No Longer Available
|William Schaffner, MD
Professor of Preventive Medicine, Department of Health Policy
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
|Iris Gorfinkel, MD, CM
Founder and Principal Investigator
PrimeHealth Clinical Research
An estimated 1 million people get shingles each year, with about 1 in 10 developing postherpetic neuralgia that lasts months or years, and 1% - 4% being hospitalized for complications. Despite the availability of a shingles vaccine, about only 1 in 3 eligible adults ≥ 60 years old and just 37% of adults ≥ 65 years old have been vaccinated. Clinicians should recognize the risk factors for shingles (e.g., increasing age, decline in cell-mediated immunity, gender, race, chronic disease, etc.) and take proactive measures in promoting vaccination. Primary care settings are ideal for identifying appropriate patients for shingles vaccination, as well as discussing shingles and shingles vaccination. However, barriers to implementing a shingles protocol may exist.
The first episode of this CMEOCast podcast series focuses on reinforcing the importance of vaccination against shingles, improving vaccination uptake in ethnic minorities and at-risk patients, and developing best practices to implement a shingles protocol in primary care settings.
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
- Develop best practices to implement a shingles protocol in primary care settings.
The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit:
- Describe best practices for a shingles protocol in primary care settings.
This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.
Physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists
CME Credit (Physicians):
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Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Royal College MOC
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MIPS Improvement Activity: This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website.
Note to PAs: PAs may claim a maximum of .25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
Note to Nurse Practitioners: Nurse Practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.
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Dr. Schaffner has no disclosures to report.
Dr. Gorfinkel reports that she receives research support from GlaxoSmithKline and Merck & Co., Inc. She is on the advisory committee and a consultant for GlaxoSmithKline.
Tony Graham, MD (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Mae Ochoa, RPh (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Kashemi Rorie, PhD (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Evan Luberger (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
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