Preventing Infection in Rheumatology Patients on Immunocompromising Medication
Immunocompromised patients are uniquely vulnerable to infectious diseases. Many patients with rheumatologic conditions take medications that have an impact on their immune response. In this CME activity, Dr. Margaret McCort provides a case study of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to model an approach to addressing the needs of rheumatology patients taking immunocompromising medications.
This activity is designed for an audience of rheumatologists and infectious disease specialists.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Identify the increased risks for infectious disease in immunocompromised patients
- Choose appropriate infection prevention strategies that are individualized to patient needs
Margaret E. McCort, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Attending Physician, Montefiore Medical Center
Division of Infectious Disease
Dr. McCort has no financial relationships to disclose.
Accredited by Haymarket Medical Education.
In support of improving patient care, Haymarket Medical Education 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.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Haymarket Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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