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    • Acute Appendicitis
    • Infectious Mononuc..
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Acute appendicitis: Antibiotics instead of surgery?; Diagnosis and management of mononucleosis

Acute appendicitis: Antibiotics instead of surgery?; Diagnosis and management of mononucleosis

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1 hour

Released

May 1, 2012

Expires

May 31, 2013

Program Description

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.

Educational Objectives

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

Disclosure

None of the authors have indicated any relationships to disclose relating to the content of these articles.

Faculty

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

Credit

1.00

Type

AAPA Category I CME credit

Accreditation Statement

This material has been reviewed by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Designation Statement

This material has been approved for 1 hour of clinical Category I (Preapproved) CME credit by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Instructions

AAPA members may continue to complete and submit JAAPA post-tests on the AAPA Web site by going to www.aapa.org and searching for keyword JAAPA post-tests. All PAs, including those who are not members of AAPA, may complete and submit post-tests online for no charge here at myCME. To obtain 1 hour of AAPA Category I CME credit, PAs must receive a score of 70% or better on each test taken.

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