AIM Virtual Patient - Lisa Wayne (2015)

You are called to the Emergency Department to assess a young female patient who has presented after five days of dysuria, vomiting, and abdominal pain. She has been unresponsive to the treatment administered so far. How would you diagnose and treat this patient?

The AIM Virtual Patient series presents a series of simulated encounters with patients who have experienced, or are at risk of experiencing, an anaphylactic reaction. Challenge your ability to effectively diagnose and manage anaphylaxis in accordance with the best evidence on the subject by completing these cases, all found within the Anaphylaxis Education Learning Group.

Programmed by the AAAAI. Funded through an educational grant from sanofi-aventis U.S.

Target Audience

Allergist/Immunologists, primary care physicians, fellows-in-training in allergy/immunology, advanced practitioners working in allergy/immunology practices

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate the following in a simulated patient encounter:
1. Identify the reasons why the patient is failing to respond to current treatment
2. Adjust the treatment course based on the changing patient condition
3. Perform a differential diagnosis based on the lab results and the changing clinical picture
4. Determine immediate observation protocols and therapies based on the patient’s condition
5. Identify the short-term and long-term treatment and monitoring plan to improve patient’s outcome

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Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD FAAAAI


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