17 December 2008

CE Quizzes

Did you know... you can access and purchase AHIMA Continuing Education Quizzes to count directly toward your CEs for the year? It's simple and a good way to complete your CE requirement at the last minute!

Just click... AHIMA Members have the convenient option of taking continuing education (CE) quizzes online. This highly popular, members-only service offers a number of time-saving advantages.

  • Allows you to register and pay for multiple quizzes at once
  • Delivers immediate results
  • Provides an efficient learning tool with a results report including the correct answer for each question
  • Instantly creates a CE certificate upon successful quiz completion
  • Quizzes are $15 each, payable by credit card

All quizzes have 10 multiple choice questions, cost $15 per quiz, and are based on either an article from the Journal of AHIMA, an AHIMA published book, or from a listed community of practice resource. You can readily access all quiz articles before taking the quiz. To view your current list of available quizzes and to read the articles, log in using the 'myAHIMA' log in box on the ahima.org homepage and proceed to the CE Quiz area.

There is a great selection of articles to choose from. If your CEs are due this month, you still have time to complete these!

08 December 2008

Your Medical Term of the Week


A dense layer of fatty tissue growth, usually in the abdominal cavity. It is often the result of morbid obesity and can be mistaken for a hernia or tumor. In layman's terms, a panniculus is referred to as the "apron". Panniculus in Latin means "a little piece of cloth". Abdominal panniculi are graded by size from 1 to 5. A panniculus can also result from tissue loosened by pregnancy or massive weight loss.

02 December 2008

Your Obscure Medical Term of the Week


You may know it as edentulous; that is, toothless.