July 2002 AAOS Report

Online CME course tests user on viral, bacterial infections

The AAOS' interactive online CME course, "Viral and Bacterial Infections in Orthopaedic Surgery," includes modules on patient cases and expert opinions on infection problems that test the learner on clinical problem solving and decision-making skills. The course provides up to three hours of Category 1 CME credit at a cost of $30 for AAOS members. Participants will learn to differentiate between common viral and bacterial infections, prescribe appropriate courses of treatment, limit infection transmission and avoid exposure to blood-borne pathogens. To register, visit the AAOS home page at www.aaos.org, select "Medical Education," then click on the "Learning Center" and select "Viral and Bacterial Infections in Orthopaedic Surgery." For more information, call the AAOS customer service department, (800) 626-6726.

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