Online CME Activity

Overcoming Barriers
to Influenza and Tdap
Immunizations During
Pregnancy


0.5 Category 1-B AOA CME Credit
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ 

Overview
Despite evidence-based recommendations and ample data on the safety and benefit of these immunizations in pregnancy, as many as 67% of pregnant women, especially those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, do not receive the recommended influenza and Tdap vaccines. This robs the mother and the baby of potentially life-saving protection. Pregnant women are twice as likely to be hospitalized for influenza, and 69% of pertussis deaths happen in babies and infants under two. Provider and patient barriers to immunization during pregnancy must be overcome to improve these rates.

 

Instructions

  • Participate in the online activity, taking the pre and post assessments
  • Your participation will be reported based on when you complete the activity. You will receive a certificate following the activity to the e-mail address you provide.

Please contact ACOOG with questions. (cme@acoog.org)

Target Audience
This activity is designed for obstetricians and gynecologists, and other providers who deliver women's healthcare.

Learning Objectives
To be a lifelong learner, physicians must be able to investigate and evaluate their patient care practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and improve their patient care practices. Those who participate in this activity will receive information and develop skills that should allow them to:

  • Describe the ACIP guidelines for influenza vaccine
  • Describe the ACIP guidelines for the Tdap vaccine
  • Identify provider and patient barriers to immunization during pregnancy
  • Describe strategies shown to remove these barriers and improve vaccine uptake.

Fee
This activity is offered at no charge.

Release Date: August 1, 2020   
Review Date: July 31, 2021

Faculty & Disclosures
Emmie Strassberg, DO, FACOOG
Emmie Strassberg is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist at Shenandoah Valley Maternal Fetal Medicine northern Virginia and West Virginia. Her areas of research interest and publications include vaccination in pregnancy, fetal growth restriction and preeclampsia. Dr. Strassberg has indicated she has no relevant conflict of interest to disclose.

 

This activity's content has been peer reviewed.

Peer Reviewers
Dina El Kady, MD, FACOG
Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Mount Sinai South Nassau
Oceanside, NY
Dr. El Kady has indicated she has no relevant conflict of interest to disclose.

Corinna Mueller, DO, FACOOG
Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician
Physician Development Coach
Anchorage, Alaska
Dr. Mueller has indicated she has no relevant conflict of interest to disclose. 

Michael Power, PhD
Scientist, Smithsonian National Zoological Park
and analyst for the Pregnancy Related Care Research Network
Dr. Power has indicated he has no relevant conflict of interest to disclose.

The ACOOG, any member of the ACOOG CME Committee, or any staff members in a position to influence content have no relevant conflict of interest to disclose.

Competencies Supported

Osteopathic & ACGME Core Competencies

  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism

Institute of Medicine Core Competencies

  • Provide patient-centered care
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Employ evidence-based practice

Accreditation & Credit
CME Accreditation

The American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit Designation
The American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this program for a maximum of 0.5 AOA Category 1-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

The American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

System Requirements

An internet connected device (computer or mobile device) is required. The activity is designed to work on most popular web browsers. JavaScript and cookies should be enabled in your browser in order for the activity to work properly. If you're experiencing technical issues, please update your browser, and clear your browsing history, cookies, and cache. This often solves most common technical issues.

Privacy Policy
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