COVID-19 Updates for Primary Care Clinicians: Improving Prevention and Treatment

Released On
August 30, 2021

Expires On
February 28, 2022

Media Type

Completion Time
90 minutes

Geriatric Medicine, Hospitalist, Infectious Disease, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Primary Care

Adult Vaccination, CDC, Geriatric Medicine, Pediatrics, Respiratory

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This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Rural Medical Education (RME) Collaborative.

Supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Physicians — 1.5 ABIM MOC Points
  • Nurses — 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours (1.0 contact hour of pharmacotherapy credit)

All other health care professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other health professionals.

Program Overview

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a national and global public health threat. Primary care clinicians, who serve on the frontlines of care in communities across the United States, require the most up-to-date information. In this on-demand webcast, expert faculty will review clinical evidence and guidance surrounding treatment of mild, moderate, and severe COVID-19 and available and emerging vaccines. The impact of disease variants on prevention and management approaches, and strategies for reducing vaccine hesitancy and increasing access to care, will also be addressed.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording data of 7/24/2021 and are subject to change as new information is published and released. Additional resources and the latest COVID-19 updates can be found beneath the video player.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Apply the latest clinical evidence and current guideline recommendations for treatment and prevention of COVID-19
  • Employ strategies for improving access to care for COVID-19 treatment and prevention interventions in rural and underserved areas
  • Describe potential determinants of vaccine hesitancy and strategies to encourage increased COVID-19 vaccination



Paul E. Sax, MD (Activity Chair)

Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA


Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MSc, MPH (Moderator)

Professor of Family and Community Health
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN


Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RME Collaborative. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 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.

For physicians claiming ABIM MOC points, your information will be shared through the ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.5 contact hours. Designated for 1.0 contact hour of pharmacotherapy credit for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to Postgraduate Institute for Medicine policy. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.


Paul E. Sax, MD, has nothing to disclose.

Barbara Yawn, MD, MSc, MPH, has nothing to disclose.

Planners and Managers

The RME Collaborative and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is offered at no cost to participants. To receive CME/CE credit, participants must:

  1. Review the CME/CE information, including the learning objectives and disclosure statements.
  2. Complete the pre-test.
  3. View the online activity.
  4. Complete the post-test and evaluation form.
A post-test score of 75% or higher is required to obtain credit. Your certificate will be made available for immediate download.


For Physicians Claiming ABIM MOC Credit
To obtain MOC credit, you must complete the post-test with a passing score of 75% or higher and the activity evaluation form. Your ABIM number & DOB (MM/DD) must be provided in the activity evaluation as well.

Course Viewing Requirements

Supported Browsers:
Internet Explorer 8.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and above
Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above

Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

©RME Collaborative, a division of Talem Health, LLC 2021. All Rights Reserved. These materials may be used for personal use only. Any rebroadcast, distribution, or reuse of this presentation or any part of it in any form for other than personal use without the express written permission of Talem Health, LLC is prohibited.


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Fee Information

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Contact Information

General Questions
For general information or questions about this activity, please contact RME Collaborative at 800-913- 9370 or

Accreditation Support
For questions regarding the certification of this activity, please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine via email at