Corticosteroid Injections and COVID-19 Infection Risk

Myth: Epidural and intraarticular steroid injections have no effect on the risk of contracting COVID-19 infection.

Each participant will read the FactFinder and will answer post-test questions to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits.

Authors
David C. Miller, MD; Jaymin Patel, MD; Jatinder Gill, MD; Ryan Mattie, MD; Mathew Saffarian, DO; Byron J. Schneider, MD; Adrian Popescu, MD; Vivek Babaria, DO; and Zachary L. McCormick, MD on behalf of the Spine Intervention Society‚Äôs Patient Safety Committee

Copyright
Materials presented in this activity have been made available by the Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. We reserve all rights to such material.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify best practices to ensure patient safety during interventional spine procedures
  • Cite the evidentiary basis for risk mitigation strategies in the safe performance of interventional pain procedures

Author Disclosures Information
RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ACCME DEFINED COMMERCIAL INTERESTS
David C. Miller, MD
Nothing to disclose

Jaymin Patel, MD
Nothing to disclose

Jatinder Gill, MD
Nothing to disclose

Ryan Mattie, MD
Nothing to disclose

Mathew Saffarian, DO
Nothing to disclose

Byron J. Schneider, MD
Nothing to disclose

Adrian Popescu, MD
Nothing to disclose

Vivek Babaria, MD
Nothing to disclose

Zachary L. McCormick, MD
Nothing to disclose

OTHER DISCLOSURES
David C. Miller, MD, MA
Nothing to disclose

Jaymin Patel, MD
Consultant: Professional Disability Associates

Jatinder Gill, MD
Grant and research support: Nevro, Sollis

Ryan Mattie, MD
Nothing to disclose

Mathew Saffarian, DO
Nothing to disclose

Byron J. Schneider, MD
Consultant: AIM Specialty Health, State Farm
Advisory committee: MACRA
Position in a physician society/association: AAPM&R, NASS, SIS, AAP 
Travel Expenses: NASS, SIS

Adrian Popescu, MD
Consultant: IME

Vivek Babaria, MD
Position in physician society/association: AOGME

Zachary L. McCormick, MD
Research grant: Foundation of PM&R, Midwest Pain Society, SIS
Position in physician society/association: AAPM

References
References are provided within the FactFinder.

Accreditation Statement
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
SIS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Activity Release: 7/21/2020
Date of Activity Expiration: 7/20/2023

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