This activity is taken from the September 2009 issue of The Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. It includes the CME articles, "Five steps to more effective treatment of hypertension in primary care " and "Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): How to recognize the many faces of this hidden disorder." Please note that both topics are featured in the post-test.
After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
- Recognize that hypertension is a major common chronic disease and that correct and timely treatment significantly reduces morbidity and mortality
- Understand the crucial role played by cardiovascular disease risk assessment
- Describe appropriate choice of agents, including the risk and benefits of different drug classes
- Describe the epidemiology of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Identify the key features of PTSD and acute stress disorder
- Explain the neurobiological underpinnings of traumatic reactions
- Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of trauma in children and adults
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.
Margaret Allen, PA-C
Ravenswood Family Health Center
East Palo Alto, California
James E. Meyer, MD, FACP
Midwestern University PA Program
Margaret Allen, PA-C, and James E. Meyer, MD, FACP have no relationships to disclose in relation to the content of this article.
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.
Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test survey, and have received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME.com within your Profile/Exam History, which you can then access at any time.
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.