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COVID-19 in Pediatrics: Selecting Optimal Treatment

  • Authors: Cameron R. Wolfe, MBBS(Hons), MPH, FIDSA; Monique Soileau-Burke, MD, IBCLC, FAAP; Hai P. Tran, PharmD, BCPS
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 3/9/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 3/9/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for pediatricians, infectious disease/HIV specialists, emergency medicine physicians, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and other practice providers in the outpatient setting involved in the management of pediatric patients with COVID-19.

The goal of this activity is for clinicians to identify patients at high risk for severe COVID-19 and identify appropriate treatment to improve outcomes.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have greater competence related to
    • Identifying pediatric patients who are at risk for severe COVID-19
    • Discussing treatment option expectations with parents/caregivers
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Recommend available therapy for eligible pediatric patients
    • Coordinate with the interprofessional team to implement outpatient treatment for appropriate pediatric patients


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  • Cameron R. Wolfe, MBBS(Hons), MPH, FIDSA

    Associate Professor of Medicine 
    Division of Infectious Diseases 
    Duke University School of Medicine 
    Durham, North Carolina


    Consultant or advisor for: Adagio; Enzychem; Regeneron
    Research funding from: Ansun; Gilead
    Other: Drug Safety Monitoring Board: Atea; Biogen; Janssen

  • Monique Soileau-Burke, MD, IBCLC, FAAP

    Vice President
    Maryland American Academy of Pediatrics 
    The Pediatric Center, LLC
    Columbia, Maryland 


    No relevant financial relationships

  • Hai P. Tran, PharmD, BCPS

    Pharmacy Associate Director 
    Cedars-Sinai ​Medical Center
    Los Angeles, California


    Owns stock (publicly traded) in: AstraZeneca; Capricor; Moderna


  • Maria B. Uravich, BSc, ELS

    Medical Education Director,
    Medscape, LLC   


    Disclosure: Maria B. Uravich, BSc, ELS, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Jennifer Gregg, PhD

    Medical Education Director,
    WebMD Global, LLC 


    Disclosure: Jennifer Gregg, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships. 

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  • Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC 


    Disclosure: Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CHCP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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COVID-19 in Pediatrics: Selecting Optimal Treatment

Authors: Cameron R. Wolfe, MBBS(Hons), MPH, FIDSA; Monique Soileau-Burke, MD, IBCLC, FAAP; Hai P. Tran, PharmD, BCPSFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 3/9/2022

Valid for credit through: 3/9/2023, 11:59 PM EST


Note: The information on the coronavirus outbreak is continually evolving. The content within this activity serves as a historical reference to the information that was available at the time of this publication. We continue to add to the collection of activities on this subject as new information becomes available. It is the policy of Medscape Education to avoid the mention of brand names or specific manufacturers in accredited educational activities. However, manufacturer names related to COVID-19 vaccines and/or therapeutics are provided in this activity in an effort to promote clarity. The use of manufacturer names should not be viewed as an endorsement by Medscape of any specific product or manufacturer



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