This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physician assistants and nurse practitioners in primary care whose patients are at risk for influenza infection.
Original Release Date: October 2010
Expiration Date: October 31, 2011
Estimated Time to Complete this Activity: 1 hour
Medium: Printed journal and online CE/CME
The primary objective of this educational initiative is to provide clinicians in primary care with the most up-to-date information regarding prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of influenza infection.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
Laura M. Gunder, DHSc, MHE, PA-C, is an Assistant Professor in the Physician Assistant Program at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, and a staff clinician at Peachtree Medical Center, Edgefield County Hospital, in Ridge Spring, South Carolina; Bonnie Dadig, EdD, PA-C, is an Associate Professor and the Department Chair and Program Director of the PA Program at Medical College of Georgia and a staff clinician at the Family Medicine Clinic, Medical College of Georgia Hospitals and Clinics, in Augusta.
This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.0 hour of American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Category I CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of October 2010. Participants may submit the self-assessment at any time during that period.
This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs. Successful completion of the self-assessment is required to earn Category I CME credit.
Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70% correct.
This program has been approved by the Nurse Practitioner Association New York State (The NPA) for 1.0 contact hour.
DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity: Laura M. Gunder, DHSc, MHE, PA-C, and Bonnie Dadig, EdD, PA-C, reported no significant financial relationship with any commercial entity related to this activity.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
The fee for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity is $10.00. During the period October 2010 through October 31, 2011, participants must:
If you have any questions, e-mail CR.email@example.com. Upon successful completion of an online posttest, with a score of 70% of better, and the completion of the online activity evaluation form, a statement of credit will be made available immediately.
DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. AAPA, The NPA, and Quadrant HealthCom Inc. do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of AAPA, The NPA, or Quadrant HealthCom Inc. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, associated contraindications, and warnings.
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 the possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.