February 01, 2009
Geriatric Psychiatry

CME Activity

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Sample questions:
Which of the following is most accurate regarding the purpose and function of specific cognitive screening instruments?

See Meeks, Cognitive Assessments, p 4
An 82 year-old female presents to the emergency department with her daughter, who describes that her mother has been seeing strangers in her home for the past 5 days and seems "out of it." The patient's past medical history includes hypertension, atrial fibrillation, osteoarthritis, and glaucoma. The patient's vital signs are as follows: pulse 94, blood pressure 156/89, respiratory rate 18, and temperature 97.9° F. Which of the following would be LEAST helpful in the initial evaluation of this patient?

See Meeks, Laboratory Testing and Imaging, p 12
Which of the following is considered by Medicare as the most evidence-based clinical use of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans?

See Meeks, Laboratory Testing and Imaging, p 13