This activity is taken from the June 2009 issue of The Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. It includes the CME articles, "How to perform a comprehensive examination of the knee" and "Erythema infectiosum: Recognizing the many faces of fifth disease." Please note that both topics are featured in the post-test.
After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe the elements of a complete history as the first part of a comprehensive knee evaluation
- Discuss a systematic method for the physical evaluation of the knee
- Explain the special tests used to ascertain specific types of knee injuries and the integrity of the neurovascular systems
- Describe the etiology and epidemiology associated with fifth disease
- Review the various clinical manifestations of this illness and how it is diagnosed
- Explain options for symptomatic treatment of fifth disease
- Discuss the extensive differential diagnosis for infection with the B19 virus
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.
LT Kerri Browne, MSBS, PA-C
Staff Physician Assistant
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bone and Joint/Sports Medicine Institute
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
CDR Christopher A. Kurtz, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Vice chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bone and Joint/Sports Medicine Institute
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.
Ellen D. Mandel, DMH, MPA, PA-C
Seton Hall University, School of Health and Medical Sciences Physician Assistant Program
South Orange, NJ
LT Kerri Browne, MSBS, PA-C, CDR Christopher A. Kurtz, MD, and Ellen D. Mandel, DMH, MPA, PA-C have no relationships to disclose in relation to the content of this article.
The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense, or the United States Government.
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.