June 2002 AAOS Report

AAOS offers viral, bacterial infection course online

The AAOS's newest online CME course, "Viral and Bacterial Infections in Orthopaedic Surgery," includes case reports on infection problems with questions to test the learner's skills and pertinent literature to update clinical knowledge. This 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 pharmacologic treatment, limit infection transmission and avoid occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens. To register, visit the 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 customer service department, (800) 626-6726.

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