No-test telemedicine abortion during the COVID-19 pandemic – Ethics, experience, and future direction
2020 Annual Meeting Abortion
Topics include discussion of provider experiences and the implementation of no-test telemedicine abortion protocols during the pandemic.
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Credit Offered
1 CME Credit
No-test telemedicine abortion provides a way to improve abortion access as well as decrease the risk of COVID-19 exposure. In this session, we present the evidence, our experience, and the ethics surrounding no-test telemedicine abortion. We discuss the barriers to implementation and the strategies to change our treatment paradigms during and after the pandemic.
Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, researchers, social workers, health educators and other healthcare professionals.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify the need for providing no-test telemedicine abortion to increase access to medical abortions during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
  2. Present the no-test telemedicine abortion protocols deployed during the pandemic.
  3. Summarize the current evidence regarding the safety and feasibility of no-test telemedicine abortion.
  4. Describe the barriers to implementation and strategies to address them.
  5. Recognize important ethical considerations surrounding no-test telemedicine abortion.

Physicians: The Society of Family Planning is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Family Planning designates this internet 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.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. 
Physician Assistants: Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
Other Healthcare Professionals: All non-physician healthcare professionals who complete this accredited activity will receive a certificate documenting completion of the course and associated credit. Many societies and credentialing bodies accept accredited CME activities as long as the topic is relevant to the applicant’s field or discipline.
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