Fri, 11/13/2020 - 12:30pm


Geoffrey D’Cruz, MD


Hernando Garzon, MD


Physicians, NPs and PAs - HBS

1. Review the public health approach to infectious disease outbreaks.
2. Identify common concepts, indicators and metrics used in monitoring and responding to infectious disease outbreaks, including
a. Reproductive Number (Ro), and Effective Reproductive Number (Re)
b. Dispersion Number (Kappa)
c. Interdependence between Case Rate, Testing volume, and testing positivity
d. Doubling time e. Herd Immunity.
3. Review the role of non-pharmaceutical interventions in reducing transmission:
a. Social distancing
b. face coverings
c. Sector Specific modifications - restaurants, gyms, businesses, personal care, gathering size, etc.
4. Recognize the health equities issues on SARS-CoV-2:
a. Race/ethnicity differences in disease transmission, access to health care, and compliance with NPI
b. Health Places Index (HPI) and other measures of equity
c. Strategies to address health equities in pandemics.
  1. Correlate findings of diverse clinical challenges related to hospital based medicine to the management of hospital inpatients. 
  2. Utilize a standardized approach to patient management of hospital inpatients. 
  3. Employ clinical skills developed through colleague mentoring and group discussion of hospital based medicine. 
  4. Incorporate recommendations in current literature and practice guidelines in the management of their patients.
  5. Recognize features of hospital disease and treatment, assess the patients appropriately of better management, and consult specialist appropriately.
  6. Consider barriers to medically undeserved groups when offering to deliver care to them and recognize difficulties in communicating effectively.
  7. Consider systems barriers to best practices. 

Hernando Garzon and the planners of this activity have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with a commercial interest that constitute a relevant financial relationship.    

A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests - unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, an ACCME-defined commercial interest.


    CME credit will be granted to participants who attend the conference and complete the evaluation survey.


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    The Sacramento Valley CME Program designates this live activity for a maximum of   1   AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

    Nurses may report  1  hour participation toward the continuing education requirements for license renewal by the California Board of Registered Nurses.

    Session date: 
    11/13/2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm PST
    Kaiser Permanente
    2025 Morse Avenue
    Sacramento, CA 95825
    United States
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    • 1.00 Geriatrics

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