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Pneumonia Spotlight

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The Spotlight consists of three sessions covering topics including updated guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia; opportunistic pneumonias in immunocompromised individuals; and new advances in the areas of community- acquired pneumonia, hospital-acquired pneumonia, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and other ICU infections.

Supported in part by a continuing education grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Course Objectives

After completing this online course, you will be able to:

  1. Review important changes regarding the new 2019 ATS/IDSA CPG definition, epidemiology, and risk factors for patients with community-acquired pneumonia.
  2. Review new advances in the areas of community-acquired pneumonia, hospital-acquired pneumonia, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and other ICU infections.
  3. Identify the clinical scenarios where pharmacologic antimicrobial prophylaxis may be indicated in non-HIV, immunocompromised patients.

Item Number: 7207.69

Robert C. Hyzy, MD, MCCM, ATSF, FCCP
Medical Director
Critical Care Medicine Unit
University of Michigan Hospital
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Richard G. Wunderink, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Laura S. Johnson, MD, FACS, FCCP
Associate Professor of Surgery
The Burn Center at MedStar Health
Washington, DC

Mark L. Metersky, MD, FCCP
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Director, Center for Bronchiectasis Care
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Farmington, Connecticut

Francisco Sanz Herrero, MD
Pulmonary Physician
Pulmonary Department
Consorci Hospital General
University de Valencia
Valencia, Spain

Marcos I. Restrepo, MD, MSc, PhD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Infectious Diseases
University of Texas Health Science Center
Director Medical Intensive Care Unit
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
San Antonio, Texas

Kelly M. Pennington, MD
Lung Transplant Fellow
Mayo Clinic Foundation Scholar
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Matthew Koslow, MD
Assistant Professor
Interstitial Lung Disease Program
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Jason N. Barreto, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mayo College of Medicine
Rochester, Minnesota

Hilary Miller-Handley, MD
Clinical Fellow
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, Ohio

CME/CE Claim Instructions
Pneumonia Spotlight

To complete the CME Activity Evaluation for the Pneumonia Spotlight, claim CME/CE credits, and download CME/CE certificates and certificates of attendance (COA), please see the instructions below. You must complete your evaluation and download your certificate prior to the product expiration date.

  1. Log in to using your email address and password.
  2. Find this course in your course list.
  3. Complete any post-course assessment and the Education Activity Evaluation and click the Claim Credit Now link.
  4. To complete the claiming process, Click “Claim” next to the corresponding activity under Claimable CME Activities.
  5. Select the type of credit you want to claim, and enter the number of hours you are claiming, commensurate with your participation.
  6. Finalize by clicking the final Claim button.
  7. Your certificate and transcript can be viewed under Claimed CME Activities on your dashboard.

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Physician Credit

The American College of Chest Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Chest Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16433, for 3.0 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.

Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 3.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 3.0 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 points.

Upon successful completion of this course, CHEST will submit your completion data to ABIM via ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for MOC points. Please allow 3-5 business days after claiming for points to be reflected on your ABIM record.


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