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Acute appendicitis: Antibiotics instead of surgery?; Diagnosis and management of mononucleosis
Time to Complete
May 1, 2012
May 31, 2013
This activity is taken from the May 2012 issue of JAAPA. It includes the CME articles "Acute appendicitis: Can antibiotics ever take the place of surgery?" and "Pathogenesis, diagnostic testing, and management of mononucleosis." Please note that both topics are included in the post-test.
For "Acute appendicitis: Can antibiotics ever take the place of surgery?":
List key aspects of the history, physical examination, and workup that can accurately diagnose acute appendicitis
Recognize the most common and major complications of acute appendicitis
Describe medical management for selected patients with acute appendicitis
For "Pathogenesis, diagnostic testing, and management of mononucleosis":
Describe the pathogenesis of infectious mononucleosis (IM)
Correlate clinical and laboratory findings in patients with IM
Recognize patients presenting with IM, and provide counseling on potential complications
Discuss emerging management strategies for patients with IM
None of the authors have indicated any relationships to disclose relating to the content of these articles.
ACUTE APPENDICITIS Ben V. Christensen, MHS, PA-C Orthopedic PA The Steadman Clinic Vail, Colorado
Dawn Colomb-Lippa, MHS, PA-C Professor of physician assistant studies Quinnipiac University Hamden, Connecticut
INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS Stacey Singer-Leshinsky, MS Ed, RPA-C Assistant professor St. John’s University PA program Queens, New York
AAPA Category I CME credit
This material has been reviewed by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
This material has been approved for 1 hour of clinical Category I (Preapproved) CME credit by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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