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Sinusitis: Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines (0.5 credit Monograph)

Hours: 0.50

Best suited for: Otolaryngologists in clinical practice. Other interested healthcare practitioners are also welcome to participate.

Being the fifth most common condition for which antibiotics are prescribed, the diagnosis and management of sinusitis is varies widely. This course discusses the guidelines from the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the Infectious Disease Society of America that challenge the longstanding use of amoxicillin.

Original Release Date: October 4, 2012
Review Date: March 16, 2016
Expiration Date: March 16, 2019

Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants should be able to
a) Describe the criteria for bacterial sinusitis according to the most current guidelines.
b) Explain the presumed mechanism and reason for unseating amoxicillin as first line treatment
    for bacterial sinusitis according to new research.
c) Identify the optimum conditions favoring a CT scan being able to distinguish acute viral or
    acute bacterial, and chronic bacterial sinusitis.

Learning Assessment: There will be a post test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 3 out of 4 correct answers.

Estimated time to complete activity: 30 minutes

Residents will earn a certificate of completion. Physicians will earn CME credit. 

CME Information - Read

Method and Medium: To obtain CME credit, read the entire monograph online, download to a printer and read, or download and save to your computer. Complete the evaluation and post test and print your certificate online.

CME Credit: 0.5


MOC Approved: Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") and Association of American Colleges' ("AAMC") joint initiative (ABMS MOC Directory) to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities,  Sinusitis: Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines (0.5 credit Monograph)  has met the MOC requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward CME requirement) by the following ABMS Member Boards:

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation



State Requirements: Based on information from state licensing authorities published by the AMA, this program meets specific CME requirements for the following states:
Florida -  This activity includes content in Preventing Medical Errors
Connecticut - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Massachusetts - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Pennsylvania - This activity includes content in Risk Management / Patient Safety

CME Disclosure Policy: LAMMICO requires planners, speakers, faculty and all those who influence the content of a CME activity to disclose any financial relationships they have with commercial interests that are relevant to the CME activity. The disclosures shall be reviewed for any conflict of interest and subject to a mechanism for resolution of conflict of interest. A disclosure statement of relevant financial relationships will be made to the audience prior to the activity.

Disclosure: The author, editors and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

About the Author: Richard Spector MD, JD - Read Bio

Managing Editor: Dawer Azizi, MHA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Manager of Risk Management

Editor: Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

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Disclaimer: This activity is presented as risk management education.  It is not legal advice, nor does it establish medical standards of care.  Standards of care vary depending on the unique presentation of each patient.  The information contained herein is not a substitute for the reasonable discretion of skilled and informed clinicians at the point of care.

Copyright Information: Copyright © 2012-2016

Bibliography: To view and download a Bibliography for this presentation, please select the References button below.

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