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:
For someone not in healthcare, there can be a great deal of confusion with respect to infectious diseases and the agents that cause them. As we all deal with the current pandemic and are inundated with a great deal of information, it is important to have a foundation of the microbial agents that are responsible for the disease. Viruses and Bacteria are completely different in how they behave and how they are treated. This course has been designed to provide a high-level overview of viruses. The current COVID-19 Pandemic is caused by a virus known as SARS-CoV-2. The goal of this course is to discuss many aspects that you likely have heard about in the news and other media outlets.

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
・Differentiate between viruses and bacteria as microbial agents that are capable of causing disease in humans.
・Describe how microbial agents are transmitted between hosts, who become infected, and how transmission leads to a cycle of infection, from one host to another.
・Illustrate the life cycle of a virus; then, how each point in this cycle is a possible target point for the development of treatments to disrupt the cycle and–therefore–the infection.

Activity release date: 02/1/2022
Expiration Date: 02/01/2025
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@alacartecme.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 is required to receive 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Total Credits Earned For All Courses: [uo_ceu_total]

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Academy and Ala Carte CME. Medical Academy is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.