CEimpact Podcast

Zinc for the Treatment of COVID-19

January 23, 2023 CEimpact Season 4 Episode 4
CEimpact Podcast
Zinc for the Treatment of COVID-19
Show Notes

Results from early COVID-19 studies are still emerging. Some micronutrients, such as zinc, have been shown to decrease the severity of viral infections yet human data is sparse. Join host, Geoff Wall, as he evaluates a new study looking at the proposed benefit of zinc in COVID-19 infections.

The GameChanger
Zinc has several antiviral properties. A recent trial showed a decreased risk of ICU admission – however, has numerous exclusion criteria impacting the external validity.

Show Segments
00:00 - Introductions
01:45 - Zinc Role In COVID-19
04:20 - Looking at the Study
10:33 - The GameChanger: Study Results
19:03 - Connecting to Practice: Applicability of Exclusions
21:48 - Closing Remarks

Geoff Wall, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, CGP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University
Internal Medicine/Critical Care, UnityPoint Health

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CE Information

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants should be able to:
1. Discuss the putative role of zinc in treating COVID-19
2. Describe the application of the results of the Zinc COVID-19 study

0.05 CEU/0.5 Hr
UAN: 0107-0000-23-025-H01-P
Initial release date: 01/23/2023
Expiration date: 01/23/2024
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