Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Canada, or Mexico who read any 3 of the selected continuing medical education (CME) articles in this issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, complete the CME Evaluation Form, and fax it to the number or mail it to the address at the bottom of the CME Evaluation Form are eligible for Category 1 CME credit. There is no charge.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of Category 1 credit per Archives of Internal Medicine issue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that were actually spent in the educational activity.
Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Mexico, or Canada are eligible for CME credit even if they live or practice in other countries. Physicians licensed in other countries are also welcome to participate in this CME activity. However, the PRA is only available to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
To earn credit, read the articles designated for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation Form must be submitted within 4 weeks of the issue date. A certificate awarding 1 hour of Category 1 CME credit will be faxed or mailed to you; it is then your responsibility to maintain a record of credit received. Questions about CME credit processing should be directed to The Blackstone Group, tel: (312) 419-0400, ext 225; fax: (312) 269-1636.
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A flexible curriculum of article topics is developed annually by the journal's editorial board and is then supplemented throughout the year with information gained from readers, authors, reviewers, and editors. The Reader's Choice CME activity allows readers, as adult learners, to determine their own educational needs and to assist the editors in addressing their needs in future issues.
Readers of the Archives of Internal Medicine should be able to attain the following educational objectives: (1) select and read at least 3 articles per issue to gain new medical information on topics of particular interest to them as physicians, (2) assess its value to them as practicing physicians, and (3) think carefully about how this new information may influence their own practices.
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion: A Comprehensive Review of Insulin Pump TherapyArticle
Educational Objective: To provide a review of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII)/insulin pump therapy from published literature over the past 2 decades, with particular reference to the advantages, disadvantages, patient selection, and special uses of CSII.
Physical Exercise and the Prevention of Disability in Activities of Daily Living in Older Persons With OsteoarthritisArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that both an aerobic exercise program and a resistance exercise program were able to prevent the onset of activities of daily living disability among older persons.
Drug-Related Deaths in a Department of Internal MedicineArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that special care is needed to modify the drug regimens of elderly patients with multiple diseases during an emergency hospitalization.
Sustained-Release Sodium Fluoride in the Treatment of the Elderly With Established OsteoporosisArticle
Educational Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of sustained-release sodium fluoride in treating elderly women with established osteoporosis.
Acute Precipitants of Congestive Heart Failure ExacerbationsArticle
Educational Objective: To describe the precipitants associated with acute exacerbation of congestive heart failure.
Elevated Midlife Blood Pressure Increases Stroke Risk in Elderly Persons: The Framingham StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To illustrate the impact of elevated midlife blood pressures on stroke risk in the elderly, and to emphasize that optimal reduction of ischemic stroke risk in the elderly will likely require the prevention, early diagnosis, and optimal control of blood pressure elevations throughout life.
Variation in Routine Electrocardiogram Use in Academic Primary Care PracticeArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that electrocardiogram use in primary care practice is extremely variable and is influenced by a range of nonclinical factors.
Archives of Internal Medicine Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Intern Med. 2001;161(19):2388-2389. doi:10.1001/archinte.161.19.2388