MOC Part II – DTaP Drop-Off – Self-Assessment


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Step 1 - Review ABP Activity Profile

Sponsor(s): American Academy of Pediatrics – Ohio Chapter

Title: 2017 DTaP Drop-Off

Description: The fourth dose of the DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis) is one of Ohio’s lowest rates in the childhood vaccination schedule. The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP) partnered with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to raise awareness of this disparity and provide tools and strategies to improve the rate.

Completion Criteria: Once you begin the assessment, you have until the end of the calendar year to complete it, but are not required to complete it in one sitting. Please note: answers may not save when exiting an incomplete assessment; if concerned about ability to return, we recommend that you keep a list of the answers that your provided to enter later should your answers not save.

Activity Contact: Elizabeth Dawson, Phone Number: 614-846-6258,

MOC Credit Approval Period: Expired (as of 5/16/2018)

MOC Type/Value: None (Previously Part 2 – 2 Points)

CME Available: No

Speciality: General Pediatrics; Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Step 2 - Review Activity Description

2017 MOC Part II Self-Assessment – DTaP Drop-Off

This course will address a broad range of topics relating to pertussis disease and vaccination.

Target Audience: Health care providers who administer vaccines to children and providers-in-training.

Objectives: Following completion of this educational activity, learners should be able to:

  • • Review the epidemiology of Bordetella Pertussis, especially recent outbreaks.

    • Discuss DTaP vaccines, including their safety and effectiveness.

    • Examine fourth dose DTaP vaccination rates among 24-month old children in Ohio and the US.

    • Address barriers and formulate strategies to increase timely receipt of DTaP vaccine doses.

Needs Assessment/Gap: 

The rates for the fourth dose of the DTaP vaccine are one of the lowest for childhood vaccines in Ohio. The national immunization survey from 2015 shows 80.9% of Ohio 19-35 month old children have received all four doses. The AFIX data shows these rates even lower at 73.6% in 2016.

Faculty List:

Rebecca Brady, MD, FAAP
Department of Infectious Diseases
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Robert Frenck, Jr., MD, FAAP
Medical Director, Department of Infectious Diseases
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Disclosure: It is the policy of the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual’s control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose are disqualified from participating in the CME activity. This information is used to plan future activities.

The following faculty have no financial relationships other than listed above with commercial interests relevant to the content of this activity:

  • Rebecca Brady, MD, FAAP
  • Robert Frenck, Jr., MD, FAAP

The CME staff, meeting planners, editorial staff, planning committee, and CME committee reviewers other than listed above do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Off-label Disclosure: This educational activity does not contain discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the FDA. Please consult the prescribing information for each product.

Medium & Education Instructions for Internet/On-Demand Learning:

Please allow for two hours to review the video and answer the questions.

Dates of original release, most recent review or update, and termination date:  

  • Release Date: July 1, 2017
  • Expiration Date: May 16, 2018
  • Revision; Sustained Education Without Credit: August 29, 2018

Commercial Support Acknowledgement: There is no financial support to acknowledge for this activity.

Step 3 - Review Self-Assessment Instructions

You will have two chances to correctly answer each question. Please be aware that by clicking on the circle to the left of your desired response, you are submitting that response to be graded by the system. If you are not prepared to have your response to a particular question submitted to the system, do not select any of the answers.

If you fail to answer the question correctly on your first attempt, you will be given the link to the reference where additional information can be found on that particular question. Clicking on the link will open this resource in a new window/tab. When you are ready to provide your second response to the question, please select the “Retry” button, and then proceed to select the answer that you believe is correct.

Following a correct response or your second response to a question, whichever comes first, you will select the “Next” button to advance to the next question. You can review previous questions by selecting the “Previous” button, however you will be unable to modify your answer if you have already provided 2 responses to that particular question.

This activity consists of 10 questions.

Step 4 - Launch and Complete Assessment

After watching the video, click the “Start Quiz” button to complete the post-quiz.

Please be advised that once you begin the quiz questions, you cannot save your progress. Do not close your browser, as your work will be lost.

If you do not achieve a score of 80% or higher, you have the option to re-test by going back to this page. Please feel free to send any questions/comments/concerns to Elizabeth Dawson.