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.

Target Audience

  • Allergist/Immunologists
  • Fellows-in-Training 
  • Allied Health providers 

Learning Objectives

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
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 0.25 CE
    CE credit.
  • 0.25 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
11/02/2016
Course expires: 
11/01/2018
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Peter Creticos MD FAAAAI

 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 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

Available Credit

  • 0.25 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 0.25 CE
    CE credit.
  • 0.25 CME
    CME credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/02/2016
Course expires: 
11/01/2018

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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