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PANCE/PANRE Review: Infectious Disease 2018-9

PANCE/PANRE Review: Infectious Disease 2018-9


Board Review

Time to Complete

1 hour


February 1, 2018


July 31, 2019
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AAPA Category I CME Credit

Program Description

This module is one of 15 that comprise the Rutgers PANCE/PANRE Review Course. It covers the following Infectious Disease topics:

Fungal Diseases
Spirochetal Disease
Lyme disease
Rocky Mountain spotted fever

Viral Disease
Bacterial Disease
Cytomegalovirus infections
Acute rheumatic fever
Epstein-Barr virus infections
Erythema infectiosum
Herpes simplex
HIV infection
Gonococcal infections

Mycobacterial Disease
Varicella-zoster virus infections
Atypical mycobacterial disease

Parasitic Disease

Helminth infestations


Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the presentation for each of the listed conditions noted on the activity page, participants will be able to:

  • Review the etiology, pathophysiology, and risk factors
  • Describe the clinical manifestations, choose the appropriate laboratory and diagnostic studies, interpret the results of such studies
  • Predict course of illness with or without treatment; anticipate complications
  • Formulate a differential diagnosis; determine the most appropriate diagnosis based on clinical data
  • Delineate the approach to management, including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments, patient education, and supportive care

Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. All faculty participating in our programs are expected to disclose any relationships they may have with commercial companies whose products or service may be mentioned so that the participants may evaluate the objectivity of the presentations. In addition, any discussion of off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices will be disclosed by faculty.

This program is free of commercial support and is developed by faculty with no disclosures to report.


Claire O’Connell, MPH, PA-C
Associate Professor
Rutgers University Physician Assistant Program
Piscataway, NJ




AAPA Category I CME credit

Accreditation Statement

This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs.

Designation Statement

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the AAPA Review Panel. Approval is valid for 18 months from the issue date of 02/01/2018. Participants may submit the post-test at any time during that period.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

This program is sponsored by Rutgers PA Program in cooperation with myCME and accredited by the The American Academy of Physician Assistants.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact:
Matt McQuillan, MS, PA-C
Telephone: 732-235-4445

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Successful completion of the post-test and course evaluation are required to earn Category 1 CME credit. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, earned a score of at least 70% on the post-test, completed the post-activity evaluation, claimed credit, and received a digital copy of your certificate. Your digital certificate will be saved on myCME within your CME History, which you can access at any time. Keep your printed certificate of completion in your professional files, and be sure to log this activity with the appropriate agency.

Special Pricing: A special discounted rate is available for the following individuals: attendees of the most recent live course, preceptors of Rutgers PA students, Rutgers PA Program lecturers, and graduates of the Rutgers PA Program. Please contact Matt McQuillan (732-235-4445) or for details.

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