HMH Maestro

CME Courses

Arthroplasty, Antibiotics, and Allergies

Orthopedics

Faculty

Gregory Roehrig, M.D.
Dr. Gregory Roehrig, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Orthopaedic Institute of Central New Jersey and his practice focuses on treating patients of various ages. He specializes in joint replacement surgery and arthroscopy. Dr. Roehrig received his medical degree from John Hopkins, completed his residency training at the University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, and completed his fellowship at Insall Scott Kelly Institute for Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement. In addition to his expertise as a joint specialist, Dr. Roehrig founded the “Joint Solution” the joint replacement program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he serves as Medical Director.

Description

This continuing educational activity provides an update for medical care providers, team members, and prescribers on the latest evidence-based guidelines for perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis use, how reported and unreported allergies can affect outcomes, and what to recommend regarding dental prophylaxis after joint replacement.

Number of Credit HoursHackensack Meridian Health is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Hackensack Meridian Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Cost$0.00

Target Audience

This CME activity is designed to assist Physicians, Nurses, Residents and Healthcare Professionals in becoming more familiar with new medical information related to stroke care.

Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity the participant should be able to:

  1. Understand that optimal infection prevention involves proper antibiotic choice, dose, and timing of administration
  2. Understand the important role that cephalosporins play as the preferred prophylactic agent in total joint arthroplasty and emphasize the low allergy cross-reactivity rate between cephalosporins and penicillin
  3. Recognize that patients can be at risk of total joint failure because of dental procedures and metal allergy/sensitivity, but both of these problems are infrequent and require more research

Accreditation

Hackensack Meridian Health is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Hackensack Meridian Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Nursing Statement

Nurses Contact Hours: NJ Board of Nursing (NJAC 13:37-5.3) states: “A registered professional nurse or licensed practical nurse may obtain continuing education hours from the following: (d)3. Successful completion of continuing medical education courses recognized by the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association or the American Podiatric Medical Association: one hour for each 60 minutes of attendance” therefore, CME credits obtained today may be used in place of nursing contact hours.

Gregory Roerhig, MD indicated he has no financial interest in any pharmaceutical or device company mentioned in the presentation and he does not plan on discussing commercial products or services.

All planners involved with this educational activity have nothing to disclose.

Method of Participation:

This internet enduring presentation is an educational video presentation. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. In order to receive full credit, physicians must complete the entire educational activity. At the end of the video presentation, please return to this page to complete a multiple choice test. Participants must also complete the online post-activity course evaluation form to receive credit.