Real-world scenarios. Relevant learning.
Build your critical thinking and problem-solving skills with this program based on real patient cases.
In this journal-based CME activity, you will review the typical presentation, diagnosis, and management of bacterial spine infections in adults by following an evolving patient case scenario based on a recent article from the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS).
After the reading, you will complete an assessment to test your orthopaedic knowledge, problem solving, and clinical decision-making skills.
As a result of completing this program, I am able to:
- Discuss the pathophysiology of bacterial spine infections in adults, including causative and predisposing factors.
- Describe the presentation and clinical evaluation of patients with vertebral osteomyelitis, discitis, or a spinal epidural abscess.
- Explain recommended treatment approaches for the management of bacterial spine infections in adults.
Earn up to 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
CME expires May 2023