I am pleased to introduce the latest article, “Exploring Current Approaches To Plantar Warts,” in our CE series. This series, brought to you by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME), consists of complimentary CE activities that qualify for one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU). Readers will not be required to pay a processing fee for this course.
Given the challenges of treating plantar warts, Harvey Lemont, DPM, provides an overview of what clinicians should look for and consider when evaluating patients with plantar warts. He also offers an array of insights on treatments including sharp dissection, salicylic acid onitment therapy and intralesional immunotherapy, and underscores the importance of patient education.
At the end of this article, you’ll find a 10-question exam. Please mark your responses on the enclosed postcard and return it to NACCME. This course will be posted on Podiatry Today’s Web site (www.podiatrytoday.com) roughly one month after the publication date. I hope this CE series contributes to your clinical skills.
Jeff A. Hall
INSTRUCTIONS: Physicians may receive one contact hour by reading the article on pg. 69 and successfully answering the questions on pg. 74. Use the enclosed card provided to submit your answers or log on to www.podiatrytoday.com and respond via fax to (610) 560-0502.
ACCREDITATION: NACCME is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine.
DESIGNATION: This activity is approved for 1 continuing education contact hour or .1 CEU.
DISCLOSURE POLICY: All faculty participating in Continuing Education programs sponsored by NACCME are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation.
DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS: Dr. Lemont has disclosed that he has no significant financial relationship with any organization that could be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of the subject of his presentation.
OFF-LABEL/UNAPPROVED USAGE DISCUSSION: This educational activity contains discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Neither NACCME nor the manufacturers recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings.
GRADING: A score of 70 percent or above will comprise a passing grade. Within 60 days, you will be advised that you have passed or failed the exam. A certificate will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the exam.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Podiatrists
RELEASE DATE: December 2006
EXPIRATION DATE: December 31, 2007
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• assess key factors and considerations when evaluating patients who have plantar warts;
• describe the benefits and drawbacks of salicylic acid;
• review the level of sharp dissection for plantar warts; and
• discuss the use of intralesional immunotherapy for plantar warts.
Sponsored by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education.