Emergency Medicine Reports - May 28, 2006

Target Audience:

This continuing medical education activity is intended for emergency physicians.


AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity is approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 2.25 ACEP Category 1 credits.

This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.5 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP accreditation begins 01/01/06. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Credit may be claimed for 1 year from the date of this issue.

Credit Designation:

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CME Question Reviewer
Roger Farel, MD
Newport Beach, CA

Kenneth J. Robinson, MD, FACEP
Medical Director
Program Director
LIFESTAR Helicopter Program;
Prehospital Services
Department of EMS/Trauma
Hartford Hospital;
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Sara Blomstrom, MD
Emergency Medicine Residency
University of Connecticut

Peer Reviewers
William J. Brady, MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Virginia

Catherine A. Marco, MD, FACEP
Clinical Professor
Department of Surgery
Medical University of Ohio;
Attending Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine
St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center
Toledo, OH

Sandra M. Schneider, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine
New York

J. Stephan Stapczynski, MD
Emergency Medicine Department
Maricopa Medical Center

Gideon Bosker, MD
Special Clinical Projects and Medical Education Resources
Assistant Clinical Professor
Section of Emergency Services
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven


  • Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections


  • quickly recognize or increase index of suspicion for specific conditions
  • understand the epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical features of the entity discussed
  • apply state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic techniques (including the implications of pharmaceutical therapy discussed) to patients with the particular medical problems discussed
  • understand the differential diagnosis of the entity discussed
  • understand both likely and rare complications that may occur

Financial Disclosure:

To reveal any potential bias in this publication, and in accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education guidelines, we disclose that Roger Farel, MD (cme question reviewer) owns stock in Johnson & Johnson. Kenneth J. Robinson, MD, FACEP (author), Sara Blomstrom, MD (author), William J. Brady, MD (peer reviewer), Catherine A. Marco, MD, FACEP (peer reviewer), and Sandra M. Schneider, MD (editor) report no relationships with companies related to the field of study covered by this CME activity. J. Stephan Stapczynski, MD (editor) reports that he served as a consultant to Pfizer on the drugs Linezolid and Dalbavancin. Gideon Bosker, MD (editor in chief) has been compensated for speaking engagements and/or editorial services related to production of peer-reviewed Clinical Consensus Reports under the auspices of unrestricted educational grants for Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Bayer, Novartis, Forest Pharmaceuticals, and Schering Plough Corporation. Dr. Bosker also acknowledges that he has received royalties, commissions, and other compensation relating to the sale of textbooks, reprints of articles, and/or other electronic or print materials to the following pharmaceutical companies: Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, Bayer, Roche, Forest Laboratories, and Novartis. He is a minor stockholder in Pfizer. Any other stock ownership which he may have in other pharmaceutical companies is managed in blinded fashion by an independent consultant without Dr. Bosker's input or consultation.

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