JAAPA CME Post-Test June 2019

Management Trends for Postcatheterization Femoral Artery Pseudoaneurysms
Femoral artery pseudoaneurysm is the most common complication of femoral artery access. Since the 1990s, use of femoral artery access has increased along with cardiac and peripheral interventions. Conservative management with observation is an option for some patients with femoral artery pseudoaneurysms. Open surgical repair was the mainstay of therapy before 1990 but was replaced by ultrasound-guided compression, which in turn has been replaced by ultrasound-guided thrombin injection because of its high success rate and low rate of complications. This activity describes femoral artery pseudoaneurysms and their management.

Effective Patient Education Techniques for Preventing Unintended Pregnancies
Ample resources exist detailing the variety of contraceptive options for patients who want to prevent an unintended pregnancy; however, few resources provide tools to guide clinicians in best practices for history taking and patient education about contraceptive use. This activity attempts to fill this gap by reviewing current recommendations on timing of patient education, techniques to open a discussion, and common patient misunderstandings about pregnancy and contraception.

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