This activity is taken from the January 2010 issue of The Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. It includes the CME articles, "Safety and adherence: Complex issues that hinder childhood vaccination programs" and “Elder preventive medicine: Immunization and screening for adults older than 65 years." 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 special considerations in providing preventive health care to the elderly
- Discuss the role of immunizations in preventing severe infectious disease in older adults
- Review the need to assess the risk/benefit of secondary prevention/screening recommendations
- Understand the common geriatric syndromes of cognitive decline, falls and urinary incontinence
- Discuss the safety of the recommended childhood vaccinations
- Describe the barriers to adherence associated with vaccinations
- Explain methods clinicians can use to ease parental concerns and increase adherence to childhood vaccination schedules
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.
Freddi Segal-Gidan, PA-C, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Neurology & Gerontology
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Rancho/USC Alzheimer's Disease Research Center of California,
Jamie Michelle Womack, PA-C
Blue Ridge Bone and Joint
Asheville, North Carolina
Graduate of the PA program
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia
Freddi Segal-Gidan, PA-C, PhD and Jamie Michelle Womack, PA-C have indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.
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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.