Acute Flaccid Myelitis: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know in 2020
Do you know the symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM? If you suspected a patient had AFM, would you know how to manage them? Do you know the time of year when AFM is more common, and how to report a suspected case?
In preparation for a possible AFM outbreak in 2020, CDC wanted to make sure clinicians can promptly recognize AFM symptoms, appropriately manage patients, and report suspected cases. CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) hosted a webinar on July 8, 2020, about AFM, a serious neurologic condition that affects mostly children. Watch the webinar online and earn free continuing education (for more information how to claim your CE scroll to the bottom of this page).
By the end of this webinar, the participant will be able to:
- Summarize the epidemiology of AFM.
- Describe clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, and patient management considerations for suspected AFM.
- Explain how and why to report a suspected AFM case to the health department.
- Identify the differences between clinical diagnosis and CDC case classification.
- Describe the roles, responsibilities, and scope of practice as a team member in addressing AFM.
- Describe resources that are available for healthcare providers about AFM.
Alexandra Hess, PhD, Health Communication Specialist, Northrop Grumman Corporation (Contractor) CDC/DDID/NCIRD/DVD
In support of improving patient care, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 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.
CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this activity for 1.0 nursing contact hours.
CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.
For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1.0 CPH recertification credits for this program.
DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.
CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.
Planning committee reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.
Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.
CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.
Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education (CE)
In order to receive continuing education (CE) for WCWD4411- Acute Flaccid Myelitis: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know in 2020 please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps before July 14, 2022.
The course access code is AFM2020
FEES: There are no fees for CE.