Donald Voltz, M.D.
Accomplished Anesthesiologist with over 20 years of experience:
・Master of Science in Anesthesia Program 2011
・Outstanding Attending Award – Case Western Reserve University 2011
・Resident Teaching Award – Department of Anesthesiology, Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland 2002
・Masters in Anesthesiology Faculty Teaching

Activity Overview:
Many comparisons have been made between the current COVID-19 Pandemic and Influenza. This course provides an overview of the infectious agents responsible for these two diseases, as well as, highlighting the similarities and differences. It is dangerous to accept comparisons where none exists, this lecture is meant to provide some background and allow you to better put things into perspective as will learn more and work our way through this worldwide crisis.

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
・Describe the differences and similarities between the etiologic agent for influenza and COVID-19
・Compare and contrast the similarities between influenza and SARS-CoV-2 Pandemics
・List the symptoms of Influenza and COVID-19 and how these are not enough to reliably exclude or diagnose either disease.

Activity release date: 07/16/2020
Expiration Date: 07/16/2022
Estimated Time to Complete: 1.0 Hour

Relevant Financial Disclosures:
The following faculty, planners, and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
Donald Voltz, MD (Faculty)
Kimberly Archuleta (Medical Academy Planner)
Brian McAlary, MD (Planner, Reviewer)
Priya Wolff (Planner, Reviewer)

Contact Information:
For questions regarding the content or access to this activity, contact Kimberly Archuleta/ kimberly@medicalacademy.com

Instructions for Participation
Participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted above.
Follow these steps:

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty/planner/reviewer financial disclosures provided above.
  2. View of the video and other required educational content provided on this course page, including a self-reflective quiz for promoting retention of knowledge.
  3. After completion of the viewing of the video and other materials, you will be provided access to the Activity Evaluation. We request you complete the Activity Evaluation to provide the necessary feedback for continuing accreditation purposes and for the development of future activities.
  4. Additional optional articles on this topic are included for your review. ***NOTE Please fill out the Post Activity Evaluation after the last lesson to receive 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Total Credits Earned For All Courses: 0

Medical Academy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Medical Academy designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.