Mesothelioma Specialists Can Access ACCP-SEEK Via iPhone App
Physicians now have instant access to the full set of questions in the Pulmonary and Critical Care programs from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). ACCP has just launched Version 2.0 of the ACCP-SEEK App for iPhone/iPod Touch. ACCP-SEEK is designed to reinforce training and experience and disseminate important new knowledge in the field. Pulmonologists will benefit from this by reviewing case-based questions on lung disorders such as mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive form of cancer primarily caused by exposure to airborne asbestos fibers. Often called “asbestos cancer,” mesothelioma is highly aggressive and is resistant to many standard cancer treatments. Treatment of mesothelioma typically requires a team of specialists including a pulmonologist, oncologist, thoracic surgeon and radiologist.
The app contains all 200 questions from ACCP-SEEK Volume XVIII: Critical Care Medicine and 200 questions from ACCP-SEEK Volume XIX: Pulmonary Medicine.
ACCP-SEEK is a case-based study tool that is developed for Board Preparation or for general self-directed learning. The questions contain histories, lab results, and images, and provide education concerning current diagnostic and treatment strategies.
The app contains questions, answers, rationale for the answers, supporting references, case studies and the ability to email and to link to various material.