Virtual Patient: Soccer Coach too Busy for Shots
This case simulation involves a female high school soccer coach with seasonal allergic rhinitis that has not been well controlled with over-the-counter medications. Symptoms have progressively worsened over the past four summers since she returned to Baltimore, Maryland, and now include cough and wheezing. She is interested in allergen immunotherapy but travels out of town frequently and wants to know about alternatives to immunotherapy injections (shots).
Making IT Count is funded through an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.
- Allied Health providers
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- determine appropriate diagnostic allergy testing for a patient with allergic rhinitis
- weigh benefits and risks of immunotherapy treatment options
- demonstrate familiarity with the issues involved in administering non-FDA approved immunotherapy treatments
Peter Socrates Creticos, MD FAAAAI
Creticos Research Group, Crownsville, MD
Relevant Disclosures: Circassia (research grant and consultant), Greer (research grant and consultant), Allakos (consultant), Merck (speaker)
Linda Cox, MD FAAAAI
Allergy and Asthma Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Relevant Disclosures: None
CME Commitee Reviewers:
Maria Crain, RN MA CPNP
Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX
Relevant relationships: None
Kasey Strothman, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
Relevant relationships: None
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Original release date: November 2, 2016. Reviewed by Peter S. Creticos, MD FAAAAI on March 8, 2019. Valid for credit through November 1, 2020.
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