This activity is taken from the January 2012 issue of JAAPA. It includes the CME articles “Clostridium difficile: A new look at an old but increasingly deadly infection" and "State-of-the-art interventions in acute large-vessel ischemic stroke." Please note that both topics are included in the post-test.
For "Clostridium difficile: A new look at an old but increasingly deadly infection":
- Recognize primary and secondary risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)
- Describe changes in the pattern of CDI within the United States
- Demonstrate knowledge of the risks and benefits of current and emerging treatments for CDI
- Relate key steps that should be taken to prevent CDI
For "State-of-the-art interventions in acute large-vessel ischemic stroke":
- Describe the etiologic factors associated with large-vessel ischemic stroke
- Differentiate the risks and benefits of IV rtPA, intra-arterial rtPA, and mechanical clot retrieval for large-vessel ischemic stroke
- Discuss the importance of the time window in selecting the most appropriate treatment
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.
Jacqueline S. Barnett, MSHS, PA-C
Assistant professor of health care sciences
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
ACUTE LARGE-VESSEL ISCHEMIC STROKE
Robert F. Brach, PA-C
Department of Neurosurgery
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate in surgery
Harvard Medical School
The authors have indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of these articles.
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WINDOWS PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
266-MHz Pentium II; Windows 98 or higher; 64 MB RAM; 800 x 600 screen resolution
set for “High Color (16-Bit)”; Macromedia Flash Player 6 or higher.
MACINTOSH® SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
Power Mac g3 at 300 MHz; System 8.5 or higher (excluding Mac OSX); 96 MB RAM; 20
MB minimum hard disk space available; 800 x 600 screen resolution set to “Thousands
of Colors”; Macromedia Flash Player 6 or higher.