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.
As managed care companies apply increasing pressure on primary care providers to refer more intelligently, it becomes paramount for the practitioner to handle surgical emergencies adroitly. This issue of Pediatrie Annals presents excellent reviews of pediatrie wound and burn management, cervical spine injuries, surgical abdominal injuries, and genitourinary emergencies.
1. Incarcerated Inguinal hernias and intussusception account for the majority of abdominal surgical emergencies In children 2 months to 12 months of age.
2. Testicular torsion Is the most common surgical genitourinary emergency in the pediatrie age group.
3. Health-care professionals fall to diagnose testlcular torsion on the first visit In nearly 50% of cases.
A. True. B. False.
4. Use of high-pressure Irrigation during wound preparation Is a key factor In reducing the risk of infection In a contaminated wound.
Answers to the Pretest:
1.A 2. A 3. A 4.A