JAAPA CME Post-Test September 2022

Post-COVID-19 Neurologic Syndrome: Another Legacy of the Pandemic

COVID-19 quickly escalated to a global pandemic in 2020. As research on the topic continues, the medical community has found that this acute illness can cause a new chronic illness: postacute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC). Some patients with PASC develop predominately neurologic sequelae (post-COVID-19 neurologic syndrome or PCNS). This activity describes PASC and PCNS, their proposed pathogenicity and possible neurovirulence mechanisms, symptoms, and treatment recommendations.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the proposed neurologic pathogenicity mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2
  • Recognize the most common symptoms of two new, emerging conditions, PCNS and PASC
  • Review treatments for PCNS and PASC

Vaping: The Gen Z Nicotine Crisis

The topic of vaping is becoming increasingly prevalent in healthcare, especially regarding adolescents as their use of electronic cigarette products continues to increase. The many factors to consider include the safety of these products, human health and behavior, and social effects. Healthcare providers need to be aware of these issues to provide appropriate education and care to adolescent patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the components and functionality of an e-cigarette
  • Identify factors contributing to the appeal of e-cigarettes among adolescents
  • Discuss the health implications associated with nicotine use through an e-cigarette device
  • Describe patient education and screening programs that target adolescent vaping

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