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Digital Seminar

COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccine Updates for the Geriatric Patient: Clinical Considerations to Optimize Protection


Speaker:
Eric Wombwell, PharmD, BCIDP
Duration:
1 Hour 04 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 26, 2021
Product Code:
POS078320
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

It’s challenging to stay current on the evolving status of COVID-19 and influenza, with mutations in both viruses impacting the efficacy of vaccinations. This session will deliver an evidence-based assessment of COVID-19 and Influenza vaccines in the geriatric population. Eric Wombwell, PharmD, BCIDP, a board-certified infectious diseases pharmacist, will deliver the very latest updates to guide optimal administration of vaccines for COVID-19 and influenza. Practitioners will conclude the training with confidence in their decision-making.

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Eric Wombwell, PharmD, BCIDP's Profile

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Eric Wombwell, PharmD, BCIDP, is a board-certified infectious diseases pharmacist and Clinical Associate Professor for the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Wombwell completed his PharmD degree at the University of Missouri Kansas City, followed by an ASHP accredited pharmacy practice residency at the Kansas City VA Medical Center. Upon residency completion, Wombwell accepted a full-time non-tenured clinical faculty position at the Kansas City VA Medical Center. Upon residency completion, Wombwell accepted a full-time non-tenured clinical faculty position at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Pharmacy. His responsibilities include teaching Doctor of Pharmacy students in a variety of courses with special emphasis in the area of infectious diseases. As part of this position, Wombwell serves as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, working as part of the multidisciplinary team, providing care to acutely ill patients at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri.

Dr. Wombwell is well-published in pharmacy and infectious diseases-related topics and is frequently invited to present on infectious diseases topics locally and nationally to various health-professional audiences. He has been named teacher-of-the year in various capacities over 10-times, including the "UMKC Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching."

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Eric Wombwell has an employment relationship with the University of Missouri. He receives a speaking honorarium and a consulting fee from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Eric Wombwell has professional relationships with University of Missouri, the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists , Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America , the Missouri Pharmacists Association, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and Centerpoint Medical Center. He has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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Objectives

  1. Analyze the efficacy of currently available COVID-19 vaccines for evolving variants. 
  2. Differentiate efficacy amongst influenza vaccines in the geriatric population. 
  3. Choose the influenza vaccine most effective for a geriatric patient.

Outline

COVID-19 
  • Current prevalence of variants – what is dominating, where are trends moving 
  • Efficacy of available COVID-19 vaccines for currently circulating variants 
  • Current safety data for available COVID-19 vaccines 
  • Evidence for new or altered COVID-19 vaccines for currently circulating and evolving variants 
Influenza 
  • Current dominant strains compared to strains in vaccine 
  • Efficacy comparison of recombinant, adjuvanted, and standard quadrivalent influenza vaccines 
  • Optimal timing of influenza vaccine 

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Social Workers
  • Nursing Home Administrators

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