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.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for an audience of rheumatologists and infectious disease specialists.

Learning Objectives

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

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Margaret E. McCort, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Attending Physician, Montefiore Medical Center
Division of Infectious Disease
Bronx, NY

Dr. McCort has no financial relationships to disclose.

Accredited Provider

Accredited by Haymarket Medical Education.

Joint Accreditation

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

Designation Statement

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.

Available Credit

  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Infectious Disease