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Beyond the Doctor’s Office: Telehealth for PIDD Patient Care

Given the current global pandemic, telehealth consultations are an integral aspect to providing support for patients with PIDD by increasing satisfaction, aiding in initial diagnosis, and decreasing the burden of multiple specialist visits. Due to an increased risk of infection, the PIDD patient needs enhanced medical support to include patient outreach and deliberate telehealth strategies designed to minimize the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Patients and HCPs may be reluctant to connect via remote telehealth options due to lack of knowledge, skills, or confidence. This module aims to prepare HCPs to conduct effective telehealth visits with PIDD patients. 

This module encourages learners to identify the best PIDD patients for a telehealth consultation and exemplify how a telehealth visit can be used to aid in routine care and enhance communication strategies. Several practitioner and patient resources will help participants learn how to address self-care and mental health concerns which impact the patient and their overall health.

Providing Enhanced Medical Support for Patients with Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders (PIDD) is funded through an educational grant from Pfizer. 

Target Audience

  • Allergist/Immunologists
  • Primary Care Providers
  • Fellows-in-Training
  • Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants and Other Allied Health Professionals 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Select types of patient visits which are best suited for a telehealth consultation
  2. Identify the fundamental elements that are required for an effective telehealth consultation
  3. Utilize a patient-centered approach to structuring and managing a telehealth consultation
  4. Conduct a telehealth visit with a diagnosed or suspected PIDD patient
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 0.50 CE
    CE credit.
  • 0.50 CME
    CME credit.
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Course expires: 
Accreditation Statement

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE Designation Statement

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI) is a Provider, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10704, for up to 0.50 Contact Hours.

Credit Claiming Period

Credit claiming for the online courses associated with this activity will expire at 11:59 pm on August 31, 2023. Requests to claim credit on or after September 1, 2023 will be denied.

Medium and Method of Physician Participation

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  1. Register for the activity.
  2. Review the information in the Faculty and Accreditation tabs.
  3. Click Begin (from the Overview, Register, or Begin tabs).
  4. Complete the instruction and the assessment. You must achieve a score of 70% or higher to claim credit.
  5. Complete the evaluation.
  6. Claim your credit.
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Available Credit

  • 0.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 0.50 CE
    CE credit.
  • 0.50 CME
    CME credit.


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