Patient Management Perspectives in Otolaryngology

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Patient Management Perspectives in Otolaryngology

Edited by Daniel J. Kirse, MD Volume published annually with eight issuesAvailable in print, CD-ROM, and online.


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Patient of the Month Program is now more accurately titled Patient Management Perspectives in Otolaryngology. The publication is familiarly referred to as PMP. Subscribe today and choose from three formats, print, CD-ROM, and online.

PMP is an interactive electronic or print series that simulates real-life clinical decisions making. Each issue includes a clinical case study, visual materials, detailed patient management summary, references for future study, and a self-assessment online post-test. A minimun score of 70% must be attained to receive credit.

AAO-HNSF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 64 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per year (8 per issue).

Target Audience: practicing otolaryngology – head and neck physicians and surgeons and residents and non-otolaryngologist health professionals.


PMP Offers
  • Opportunities to hone decision-making skills through full management of an individual patient from presentation to discharge and follow-up
  • Interactive question and answer format, with immediate feedback on each choice made
  • Choices in lab studies and imaging, surgery and possible complications, medical therapy, postoperative care and followup
  • Opportunities to explore different options and pathways in patient management
  • Visuals including x-rays, scans, surgical photographs, diagrams, and animated full-color graphics
  • Thorough, fully referenced discussion of the patient case, presenting both the author's viewpoint and the broader background in the literature
Overall PMP Outcome Objectives
  • Increase knowledge of the most current research advances and medical practices in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery
  • Maintain greater competence in performing diagnostic and treatment measures to provide quality service to patients
  • Improve practice skills, abilities, and strategies for high-quality, evidence-based standards of otolaryngology healthcare delivery
Media Used
  • PMP is available on CD-ROM, as an internet-based activity, and in print.
  • All three media include case scenarios, self assessment components, and management discussion sections.
  • This subscription-based activity is released in volumes of eight issues. Participants subscribe on an annual basis.
Previously Released Issues Include:
  • Adult with Cheek Swelling
  • Young Pregnant Woman with New-Onset Dysphagia
  • Adult with Upper Neck Mass
  • Pregnant Patient with Thyroid Mass
  • Adult with Stridor
  • Newborn with hearing loss
  • Adult with Tinnitus
  • Failed Newborn Infant Hearing Screening
  • Child with Chronic Otorrhea
  • Adult with Acute Facial Palsy
  • Child with Nasal Congestion
  • Infant with Compromised Airway
  • Toddler with Draining Ear
  • Child with Nasal Obstruction
  • Infant with Facial Birthmark
  • Fetus Diagnosed in Utero with Cervicofacial Mass
  • Child with Hypernasality
  • Adult with Chronic Rhinorrhea
Publication Information

The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AAO-HNSF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 64 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per year (8 per issue). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

PMP is an official publication of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Foundation.