This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Clinical predictors of pot infections in adult patients with hematological malignancies". Patients with immunosuppressive disorders, such as hematological malignancies, are at risk of life-threatening complications from venous access interventions. In this study, the authors determine the incidence of port infections and further identify clinical predictors associated with increased risk of complications in this cohort of patients.
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, oncologists, oncologic surgeons, vascular surgeons, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interests in vascular access and port placement.
To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 75% or better on the post test. Participants will have three opportunities to score 75% or better.
After participating in this journal-based CME activity, learners should be able to
List the incidence of early port infections (<30 days) following port placement in patients with hematological malignancies
Enlist clinical predictors for early and late ort infections
Describe the clinical presentation typical of a port related infection in patients with hematological malignancies
JVIR CME Editor
Nishita Kothary, MD
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA
Shunqing Zhang, MS
Katsuhiro Kobayashi, MD
Masoud Faridnia, MD
Philip Skummer, MPH
Dianbo Zhang, MD
Mitchel I. Karmel, MD
SUNY Upstate Medical University, Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Syracuse, NY
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SIR designates this education activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program is approved for 1 self-assessment CME credit (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) - approved July 1, 2018. SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME credit offered for this enduring activity meets the ABR’s criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.