This activity is taken from the April 2012 issue of JAAPA. It includes the CME articles "The pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of proteinuria" and "Updated guidelines for the diagnosis of Alzheimer disease: A clinical review." Please note that both topics are included in the post-test.
For "The pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of proteinuria":
- Describe the urinary metabolism of protein, and discuss the pathophysiology of normal and abnormal proteinuria, including glomerular disease, overflow, and tubular proteinuria
- Contrast the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of nephritic versus nephrotic syndromes
- Review the clinical assessment for pathologic proteinuria
For "Updated guidelines for the diagnosis of Alzheimer disease: A clinical review":
- Describe recent changes to the diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer disease (AD)
- Differentiate the three phases that represent the continuum of AD
- Apply revised criteria for the accurate classification of dementia caused by AD
- Discuss potential limitations of these recently revised diagnostic criteria for AD
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.
Danielle Kruger, RPA-C, MS Ed
Industrial professor, Saint John’s University PA program, Queens, New York
PA the emergency department, Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, New York
John K. Grandy, MS, RPA-C
Whitestone Consulting LLC and North Country Urgent Care, Watertown, New York
Both authors have indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of these articles.
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.