The AAFP has reviewed Tick-borne Diseases, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 02/17/2022 to 02/16/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This session, Management of Ixodes scapularis Bites, is approved for 1.0.enduring AAFP Prescribed credits.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
Tickborne diseases are increasingly common in many portions of the United States. Blacklegged ticks are expanding their ranges and tick bites are increasingly common. This presentation provides physicians with clinically useful information that will help them assist patients with known blacklegged tick bites.
After completing the module, Managing Ixodes scapularis Bites, learners should know:
- How to distinguish black-legged ticks from other tick species
- Facts about disease transmission and
- Details regarding the use of antibiotic prophylaxis