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CME: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) preparedness, facts, and management


Activity Description / Statement of Need:

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has prepared several related informational materials. This activity consists of information that the CDC believes would be immediately useful to healthcare professionals.

Additional information for HCPs may found on the CDC website:

The activity consists of materials found at the following links:

If you have specific questions about the information and recommendations contained in the attached material, we ask that you immediately contact the CDC or your local public health authority or infection control officer for the information you seek.

Please share this activity’s webpage with your colleagues.

Target Audience:

Healthcare professionals who may encounter patients exposed to the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) or patients with confirmed or at risk of developing infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19.

No commercial support.

Note: The activity consists of three links to CDC's website.

Release Date: March 10, 2020 -- Expiration Date: March 10, 2021

Faculty: none (See notes),


  • Clinical, lab, and radiographic presentation and course
  • Management and investigational therapies
  • Minimizing risk of spread
  • Risk assessment and management of healthcare personnel with potential exposure in a healthcare setting to patients with COVID-19

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize symptoms and lab and radiographic findings consistent with COVID-19, and apply that knowledge to a patient case.
  • List risk factors for extended illness and mortality in patients with COVID-19, and apply that knowledge to a patient case.
  • Describe strategies to treat and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Recall risk assessment and management of HCPs with potential exposure to patients with COVID-19 in a healthcare setting.


ACCME Activity #201481756


Faculty Disclosure and Resolution of COI

As a provider of continuing medical education, it is the policy of ScientiaCME to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, faculty and educational planners must disclose any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, and any relationships with the commercial supporter of the activity. The intent of this disclosure is to provide the intended audience with information on which they can make their own judgments. Additionally, in the event a conflict of interest (COI) does exist, it is the policy of ScientiaCME to ensure that the COI is resolved in order to ensure the integrity of the CME activity. For this CME activity, any COI has been resolved thru content review ScientiaCME.

Faculty Disclosure: N/A

Disclosures of Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, President of ScientiaCME, has no relevant financial disclosures. 

Commercial Support Disclosure: None


  • Read the learning objectives above
  • Take the Pre-Test (optional). Completion of the pre-test will help us evaluate the knowledge gained by participating in this CME activity.
  • View the online activity. You may view this is in more than one session, and may pause or repeat any portion of the presentation if you need to.
  • Minimum participation threshold: Take the post-test. A score of 70% or higher is required to pass and proceed to the activity evaluation.
  • Complete the activity evaluation and CME registration. A CE certificate will be emailed to you immediately.

Cultural/Linguistic Competence & Health Disparities

System Requirements

Windows 7 or above
Internet Explorer 8
*Adobe Acrobat Reader
Mac OS 10.2.8
Safari or Chrome or Firefox
*Adobe Acrobat Reader
Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh

*Required to view Printable PDF Version

Perform Pre-Test (optional)

Please take a few minutes to participate in the optional pre-test. It will help us measure the knowledge gained by participating in this activity.

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