Drug Allergies and the Importance of Getting Them Right – PediaCast CME 037

Show Notes / Continuing Medical Education Information

DESCRIPTION
Dr Dave Stukus visits the studio as we consider drug allergies and the importance of getting them right. Missing a drug allergy can lead to a life-threatening reaction, while over-calling one may prevent appropriate treatment down the road. We discuss what to do when a rash develops while taking medicine… and how to confirm or deny an allergy when the truth is in question. We hope you can join us!

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TOPIC
Drug Allergies

PRESENTERS
Dr Mike Patrick
PediaCast and PediaCast CME
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Dr Dave Stukus
Pediatric Allergist
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

LINKS
Drug Allergies – American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Drug Allergies (UpToDate)
Allergy & Immunology at Nationwide Children’s
2018 Pediatric Pearls Conference: Harnessing the Power of Social Media
Radio Health Journal

PURPOSE
This online activity will identify and explore issues related to the practice of pediatric medicine in primary care and subspecialty settings.

TARGET AUDIENCE
Primary care physicians, pediatric subspecialists, and other health care professionals who provide care for pediatric patients should participate in this activity.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Distinguish medication allergies from side effects and adverse reactions; describe the cellular mechanisms that cause them.
  2. Formulate a management strategy for the patient presenting with a new-onset rash while taking a medication.
  3. Counsel families on the significance of previously-labeled drug allergies and provide options if the allergy is in question.
  4. Recognize the long-term implications of incorrect drug allergy labels and advocate for accurate labels in your clinical practice.

 

DISCLOSURES
Dr. David Stukus has nothing to disclose. No one else in a position to control content has any relationships with commercial interests.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT
Nationwide Children’s has not received any commercial support for this activity.

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE
1 Hour

DATE OF ORIGINAL RELEASE
August 1, 2018

EXPIRATION DATE
August 1, 2021

CME CREDIT AND PROVIDER INFORMATION
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The ACCME requires CME providers to maintain records of attendance for 6 years after participation.
Currently, there is no fee to obtain Category 1 CME Credit from this activity.

Please contact the Nationwide Children's CME Office with any questions:
Email: CMEOffice@nationwidechildrens.org

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Columbus, OH 43205
614-355-0650

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