Faculty:
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:
The use of face masks to impact transmission of the virus responsible has been wrought with some difficulty and has sparked high emotions.
Much as was seen in the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918, similar social concerns and individual rights have been raised. This course has been developed to provide an overview of face masks and how they have and are being validated as a means of decreasing transmission of respiratory illness, including the virus responsible for the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning Objectives:
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
・Describe the history of Face Mask use in previous respiratory viral pandemics.
・Illustrate how respiratory infections are spread and the rationale for mask use to impact this spread.
・Compare the various types of masks and how each has a specific use in different situations and environments.
・Describe how mask filtration works and its effectiveness in impacting viral transmission.

Activity release date: 07/20/2020
Expiration Date: 07/20/2022
Estimated Time to Complete: 1.0 Hour(s)

Target Audience:
This activity is intended for all medical professionals in dealing with patient care and returning to work during COVID-19.

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.