Figure 1. Diagnosis & treatment algorithm for PUD

Accreditation for this activity has expired.

Release Date: June 2013

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Expiration Date: June 2014

Estimated time to complete the educational activity: 0.50 hours

Program Description: From the June 2013 issue of The Clinical Advisor: Clinical evaluation of
peptic ulcer disease. Most often caused by use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or
bacterial infection, peptic ulcer disease usually presents as epigastric pain.

Target Audience: This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Activity Objectives: After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Explain the factors associated with the development of peptic ulcer disease.
  • Describe in which patients a “test and treat” approach can be used.
  • Name the medication that should not be given for up to two weeks prior to performing
    a rapid urease test.
  • Identify the medication used in first-line triple therapy in non-penicillin-allergic patients with Helicobacter pylori-related ulcers.
Credits Type Accredition Statement Designation Statement


AAPA Category I CME Credit

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

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 0.50 hours of AAPA Category I CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of June 2013. Participants may submit the self-assessment at any time during that period.


CE for Nurses

Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.50 contact hours of credit. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty: Kathy Dexter, MLS, MHA, MPA, PA-C
Assistant professor and clinical director
Physician Assistants Program
Georgia Regents University
Augusta, Georgia

Kasey Crosby
Physician Assistants Program
Georgia Regents University
Augusta, Georgia


The authors have no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.

Accredited Provider:

Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education and American Academy of Physician Assistants

CME credit earned by Physician Assistants on or through The Clinical Advisor is provided by Haymarket Medical. That is the name you should search for when entering your information on the NCCPA site.

Method of Participation: There are no fees for participating in and receiving CMEcredit for this activity. During the period June 2013 through June 2014,participants must: 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, 2) study the educational activity, 3) complete the posttest and submit it online.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed post-test with a score of 70% or better.