Long COVID – A Pandemic Hidden in Plain Sight
The knowledge gap of not understanding the science of COVID and long COVID will be addressed as Dr. Cluck explains the epidemiology of long COVID. He is a subject matter expert in infectious disease. The therapeutic options for long COVID will be discussed and explained in detail which will provide the needed information to help less experienced healthcare professionals navigate these uncharted seas of the pandemic and its lingering effects.
Pharmacists learning objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Examine the science of COVID
2. Differentiate COVID from long COVID
3. Appraise current epidemiology of long COVID
4. Compare and contrast therapeutic interventions for long COVID
Pharmacy technician learning objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, pharmacy technicians should be able to:
1. Differentiate COVID from long COVID
David Cluck, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, AAHIVP
Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Gatton College of Pharmacy
East Tennessee State University
Jackie Stokes, BS
Manager, Pharmacy Program
Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
Consulting Solutions Director
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Relevant Financial Relationships
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David Cluck, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, AAHIVP, speaker for this educational activity, is on the Advisory Board for Astellas.
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Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 ACPE credit hours.
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician