Volume 19, Number 6—June 2013
CME ACTIVITY - Synopsis
Iatrogenic Blood-borne Viral Infections in Refugee Children from War and Transition Zones
Medscape, LLC is pleased to provide online continuing medical education (CME) for this journal article, allowing clinicians the opportunity to earn CME credit.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Medscape, LLC and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Medscape, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Medscape, LLC designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All other clinicians completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To participate in this journal CME activity: (1) review the learning objectives and author disclosures; (2) study the education content; (3) take the post-test with a 70% minimum passing score and complete the evaluation at www.medscape.org/journal/eid; (4) view/print certificate.
Release date: May 22, 2013; Expiration date: May 22, 2014
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
•Describe observations regarding and factors contributing to iatrogenically transmitted blood-borne virus (BBV) infection in refugee children from central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa, based on a literature review and case reports
•Describe the role of contaminated injections and unsafe blood transfusions in health care settings in contributing to increased prevalence of BBVs in refugee children from central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa, based on a literature review and case reports
•Describe the role of other factors contributing to increased prevalence of BBVs in refugee children from central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa, based on a literature review and case reports.
Karen L. Foster, Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Karen L. Foster has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Laurie Barclay, MD, freelance writer and reviewer, Medscape, LLC. Disclosure: Laurie Barclay, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Disclosure: Paul Goldwater, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
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