Pediatric Annals

CME pretest

Abstract

HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE

Pediatricians can receive Category I credits for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the following articles and successfully completing the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages.

The Pretest below has been prepared to assist you in studying the following material. It indicates some of the areas to be covered and will make it possible for you to challenge your present knowledge of the material before reading further.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Medicine has progressed a long way from the "silver bullet" of penicillin. Bacterial pathogens have proven to be far more successful at eluding therapeutic arsenals than ever thought possible. As we enter the era of managed care, critical pathways, and bacterial resistance, it is incumbent on physicians to be frugal and selective in their choice of antimicrobial therapy. Nowhere else will therapeutic alliances with parents and patients prove more important.

PRETEST

1. The rate of antimicrobial use in the ambulatory setting is greatest in the pediatric age group.

A. True.

B. False.

2. Antibiotic misuse in the ambulatory pediatric setting has contributed in large part to the development of resistance among common pediatric pathogens.

A. True.

B. False.

3. In general, drug levels should be ordered at the same time initial orders for intravenous aminogylcosides are written to reduce drug monitoring costs.

A. True.

B. False.

4. Osteomyelitis can be successfully treated with Initial Intravenous antibiotic therapy and subsequent oral therapy.

A. True.

B. False.…

HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE

Pediatricians can receive Category I credits for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the following articles and successfully completing the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages.

The Pretest below has been prepared to assist you in studying the following material. It indicates some of the areas to be covered and will make it possible for you to challenge your present knowledge of the material before reading further.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Medicine has progressed a long way from the "silver bullet" of penicillin. Bacterial pathogens have proven to be far more successful at eluding therapeutic arsenals than ever thought possible. As we enter the era of managed care, critical pathways, and bacterial resistance, it is incumbent on physicians to be frugal and selective in their choice of antimicrobial therapy. Nowhere else will therapeutic alliances with parents and patients prove more important.

PRETEST

1. The rate of antimicrobial use in the ambulatory setting is greatest in the pediatric age group.

A. True.

B. False.

2. Antibiotic misuse in the ambulatory pediatric setting has contributed in large part to the development of resistance among common pediatric pathogens.

A. True.

B. False.

3. In general, drug levels should be ordered at the same time initial orders for intravenous aminogylcosides are written to reduce drug monitoring costs.

A. True.

B. False.

4. Osteomyelitis can be successfully treated with Initial Intravenous antibiotic therapy and subsequent oral therapy.

A. True.

B. False.

10.3928/0090-4481-19961101-07

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