From the Dermatology Clinic in the June 2014 issue of The Clinical Advisor. This CME activity consists of four cases:
- Enduring eruption of papules on the chest
- Crateriform nodule on a cyclist
- Annular eruption on the lower leg
- Scaly plaques after onychomycosis therapy
This activity is provided by Haymarket Medical Education (HME) in collaboration with Medical Education Resources (MER).
Release Date: June 2014
Expiration Date: June 2015
Estimated time to complete the educational activity: 30 minutes
Statement of Need: Undertraining in dermatology for primary-care providers is a common phenomenon. Thus, primary-care clinicians need additional educational outlets devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of specific dermatologic conditions. For clinicians out of training, CME becomes the most accessible route.
Target Audience: This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary-care clinicians who treat patients with various dermatologic conditions.
Learning objectives: After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Examine various skin pathologies
- Apply increased knowledge of dermatologic conditions
- Formulate diagnostic procedures and protocols for specific dermatologic conditions
Kaitlyn Powell, fourth-year medical student
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond
Erin Reese, MD, assistant professor of dermatology
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond
Audrey Chan, MD, third-year dermatology resident
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Tiffany L. Shih, MD,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Physician Credit: HME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: HME designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Credit: MER is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Credit Designation: This CE activity provides 0.5 contact hour ofcontinuing nursing education.MER is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Nursing Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for 0.5 contact hour.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
The AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.5 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, HME requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME resolves all conflicts of interest in an effort to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. Furthermore, HME seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. HME is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.
The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be related to the content of this CME activity:
|Name of Faculty||Financial Relationship|
|Kaitlyn Powell||No relevant financial relationships|
|Erin Rees, MD||No relevant financial relationships|
|Audrey Chan, MD||No relevant financial relationships|
|Tiffany L. Shih, MD||No relevant financial relationships|
The planners and managers for this program reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be related to the content of this CME activity:
HME planners and managers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
MER planners and managers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Method of Participation: There are no fees for participating in and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period of June 2014 through June 2015, participants must: 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; 3) complete the posttest and submit it online (clinicians may register at www.mycme.com); and 4) complete the evaluation form online.
A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 70% or better.
Disclaimer: The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of HME or MER. The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of HME or MER. Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted. 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. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.
Begin by studying the following four cases: