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JAAPA CME Post-Test October 2016
Caring for Breast Cancer Survivors in Primary Care | Evaluating Postoperative Fever
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Caring for Breast Cancer Survivors in Primary Care

Kathryn Trotter, DNP, CNM, FNP-BC, FAANP; April Stouder, MHS, PA-C

Women with a history of breast cancer compose the largest group of cancer survivors. PAs and NPs can play a key role in caring for cancer survivors in primary care settings. This activity provides a brief overview and synthesis of current breast cancer guidelines, other resources, and clinical observations that may help primary care providers to translate plans developed by oncology specialists into primary care delivery.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of breast cancer patients in the United States, breast cancer epidemiology, and current guidelines for ongoing care.
  • Discuss the issues surrounding surveillance for breast cancer recurrence and managing long-term and late adverse reactions to cancer treatments.

Evaluating Postoperative Fever

Kristopher R. Maday, MS, PA-C; John B. Hurt, MS, PA-C; Paul Harrelson, MSPAS, PA-C; John Porterfield, MD

Fever is one of the most common postoperative complications seen in medical and surgical settings. Clinicians taking care of these patients need to be able to differentiate between a normal physiologic response to surgery and one that may be pathologic. Pathologic causes should be further separated into infectious and noninfectious causes. A systematic approach to febrile postoperative patients can help clinicians make better use of resources, limit costly workups, and improve patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe infectious and noninfectious causes of postoperative fever and methods to distinguish between mechanisms.
  • Identify life-threatening causes of postoperative fever.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the AAPA Review Panel. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the CME activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards. 

Disclosure Policy Statement

It is the policy of AAPA to require the disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship a faculty member has with the commercial interest of any commercial product discussed in an educational presentation. The participating faculty reported the following:

Kathryn Trotter is an assistant professor at Duke University’s School of Nursing in Durham, N.C. April Stouder is an assistant professor in the PA program at Duke University. At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Kristopher R. Maday is an assistant professor and academic coordinator of the PA program, John B. Hurt and Paul Harrelson are assistant professors in the PA program, and John Porterfield is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery.The authors has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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Type:     Journal-based CME
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