COVID-19: Countering an "Infodemic" of Misinformation - Online CME Course
Available until October 28, 2023 - Online CME Course
The unknown nature of the COVID-19 virus, use of social media and politicization has resulted in physical and mental suffering, including death from bogus treatments. This course focuses on how misinformation and disinformation can impact medical professionals as well as patients with deeply held beliefs. Disinformation and misinformation prevalence, impact and projected trends are discussed, as well as strategies for responding to misinformation during the medical encounter.
This online course is designed for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, allied health professionals, and resident/fellows who need to understand the impact of misinformation and disinformation on healthcare decision making and patients’ beliefs. Misinformation and disinformation can create distrust, impede medical discovery, and undermine the patient-provider relationship.
Upon conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the differences between misinformation and disinformation
- Describe the projected impact of COVID-19 misinformation on healthcare delivery
- Identify two communication strategies for responding to patient misconceptions and misinformation
Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.25 ACPE Knowledge-based contact hours. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
2020 ACPE Universal Activity Number (UAN): JA0000238-0000-20-027-H04-P
2021 ACPE Universal Activity Number (UAN): JA0000238-0000-21-045-H04-P
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Participation information will be shared with ABIM through PARS
Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.
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- 0.25 ABIM
- 0.25 ACPE
- 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.25 ANCC
- 0.25 Attendance