Available Until 7/1/2024

Evolving Considerations for Prevention and Management of COVID 19—Let’s Not Forget the Immunocompromised Patient!-Living Handout

Content Release Date: 2/8/2023
Expiration Date: 7/1/2024
Activity Fee:  Free

Activity Overview

This presentation will highlight expert guidance for optimizing treatment and prevention of COVID-19 in the immunocompromised as well as strategies for reaching the target population.

Living Handouts

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Podcast 2:
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Podcast 3:
The Long and Short of Long COVID

CE Credits: none CE Credits: none

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists who want to optimize treatment and prevention of COVID-19 in the immunocompromised population.

After participating in this CPE activity, learners should be able to:

ACPE Number: 0204-0000-22-423-H01-P

  • Describe the pharmacist’s role in prevention and treatment strategies for immunocompromised patients at risk for COVID-19 infection
  • Discuss the role of pre-exposure prophylaxis in an immunocompromised patient
  • Create a treatment plan for an immunocompromised patient with COVID-19 infection
  • Summarize prevention and management strategies for COVID-19 in immunocompromised pediatric patients 

Katherine Yang, PharmD, MPH, FCSHP
Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy
Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist
UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, California 

Katherine Yang, PharmD, MPH, FCSHP is a Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at the UCSF School of Pharmacy and an infectious diseases clinical pharmacist at the UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, California. Dr. Yang specializes in the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic optimization of antibiotic dosing for the treatment of multi-drug resistant gram-negative infections. Since the start of the pandemic, Dr. Yang has been heavily involved in the management of COVID-19 therapeutics. 

Monica V. Mahoney PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, FCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases
Outpatient ID/OPAT Clinics
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts 

Monica Mahoney, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, FCCP is a clinical pharmacy specialist in the outpatient infectious diseases and outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy clinics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Mahoney received her PharmD degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed postgraduate year 1 residency and postgraduate year 2 infectious diseases residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She is an active member of many pharmacy and infectious diseases professional organizations, including ASHP, the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 
Michael Ganio, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, FASHP
Senior Director, Pharmacy Practice and Quality
Bethesda, Maryland

Dr. Ganio joined the staff at ASHP as Director of Pharmacy Practice and Quality in January of 2018. As a member of the Center on Medication Safety and Quality team, his responsibilities span the practice of pharmacy and include drug shortages, pharmaceutical quality, sterile and non-sterile drug compounding practices, hazardous drug handling, and the ASHP Standardize 4 Safety initiative. Dr. Ganio earned his Pharm.D. from the Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and his Master’s degree in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. He completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Ganio is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS). 

Sarah Parsons, PharmD, BCPPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Antimicrobial Stewardship, Cystic Fibrosis
The Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters
Norfolk, Virginia  

Sarah Parsons, PharmD, BCPPS is a clinical pharmacy specialist in pediatric infectious diseases at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters focusing in antimicrobial stewardship and COVID-19 management in pediatric patients. Dr. Parsons received her Bachelor of Science focused in microbiology and immunology from Radford University followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Virginia Commonwealth School of Pharmacy. She completed a postgraduate year 1 residency at HCA Health system in Richmond, Virginia.  

No one in control of the content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company. As defined by the Standards of Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education definition of ineligible company.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned – no exceptions! To verify that you have completed the required steps and to ensure your credits have been reported to CPE Monitor, we encourage you to check your NABP eProfile account to validate your credits were transferred successfully before the ACPE 60-day deadline. After the 60 day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to award credit for this activity.

Provided by ASHP
Supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca Inc.