Allergy Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Otolaryngologists, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 3 (AL3) Topics Include:  List Common Aeroallergens, Allergenic Food Advice, Common Triggers of Perioperative Anaphylaxis, Wheat Allergy, and more.

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Course Topics

Shellfish Allergy/Psychiatry/Pediatric Literature /Syncope

Assess data on the relationship between shellfish allergy and the use of iodinated contrast media; Adhere to standards of care for the treatment of behavioral health emergencies; Treat pediatric emergencies according to the latest published evidence; Use the Canadian Syncope Risk Score to evaluate patients with syncope; Monitor patients with syncope for cardiac dysrhythmias.

Food Allergy/Needle Phobia

Identify patients who should be tested for food allergies; Perform appropriate diagnostic testing for food allergies; Formulate a management plan for pediatric food allergies; Improve the experience of vaccination for pediatric patients and their families; Optimize the use of exposure therapy for phobia related to vaccination.

Allergy Myths /Chronic Cough

Provide patients and parents with information from evidence-based medicine to dispel common myths about management of pediatric allergies; Identify drugs in the penicillin family that have a high rate of cross-reactivity with cephalosporins; Form a differential diagnosis in a child with chronic cough; Implement a strategy to determine the cause of chronic cough in a pediatric patient; Optimize treatment in a child with chronic cough.

Overactive Bladder /Pediatric Food Allergy

Counsel patients with OAB and urinary incontinence about behavior modifications; Review side effects of pharmacologic therapy for OAB; Recommend effective third-line therapies for OAB; Recognize signs and symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis and food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome in children and adolescents; Provide parents with appropriate advice about the introduction of allergenic foods.

Allergy/Palate Surgery/Rhinoplasty

Explain the relationship between chronic allergic rhinitis and sleep disturbances; Identify indicators of chronic allergy in patients with chronic serous otitis media, sinusitis, and laryngeal symptoms; Cite physiologic and clinical outcomes of UPPP for patients with obstructive sleep apnea; Select modified approaches to UPPP based on patient and physician factors; Develop strategies for revision rhinoplasty based on anatomic and physiologic factors.

Hypogonadism/Gluten Sensitivity

Optimize screening for testosterone deficiency; Explain the pathophysiology of normal and impaired testosterone production and its relationship to cardiometabolic syndrome; Differentiate among wheat allergy, celiac disease, and nonceliac gluten sensitivity; List common pathophysiologic and immune-related changes in the gut that occur with celiac disease; Determine the basic workup for celiac disease, including serologic testing.

Rhinitis/Adverse Reactions to Vaccines

Recognize the most common elements of the history and
physical examination findings associated with allergic rhinoconjunctivitis; Interpret the results of skin testing and radioallergosorbent testing in a child with symptoms consistent with allergic rhinoconjunctivitis; Provide a treatment plan for children with allergic rhinoconjunctivitis; Distinguish vaccine reactions mediated by immunoglobulin E (IgE) from delayed-type hypersensitivity reactions; Advise families on the best course when a child is allergic to a component of a given vaccine.

Perioperative Anaphylaxis/Psychosocial Causes of Pain

Recognize the most common triggers of perioperative anaphylaxis; Diagnose and treat perioperative anaphylaxis; Cite the role of tryptase in determining the presence of perioperative anaphylaxis; Elaborate on the effects of stress on the sympathetic nervous system and how they can perpetuate the experience of pain; Treat patients with chronic pain as whole persons instead of focusing only on disease state.

Assessing Asthma Control/ Reducing Exposure to Environmental Allergens

Define the parameters that determine whether asthma is well controlled; Adjust controller medications as needed to improve asthma control and manage exacerbations; Explain the pathophysiology of asthma to patients and their families; List common aeroallergens; Counsel patients and families on environmental control measures for airborne allergens.

Drug Allergies/Hospital Infections

Categorize hypersensitivity reactions according to the BellCoombs classification; Effectively treat angiotensin-converting enzyme-induced angioedema; Optimize use of ?-lactam antibiotics in a patient with a history of penicillin or cephalosporin drug allergy.; Implement strategies for preventing hospital-acquired infections; Avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics in hospitalized patients


Additional Information

Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include: Otolaryngology, Infectious Disease, Pulmonary Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, and Nutrition

If you have taken the current Allergy CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon.  There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.