Virtual Patient: Adult Male with Reaction to Flying Hymenoptera Sting
This patient simulation involves an adult male who had a severe reaction to a flying hymenoptera sting. Based on the clinical history and test results, the learner will choose the best way to treat the patient with immunotherapy. The learner will answer specific questions that explain the immunotherapy treatment, including risks, intervals, duration, and possibility of relapse to the patient. The learner will receive feedback for each decision that is made, and numerous references that discuss best practices for using allergen immunotherapy will be provided.
Making IT Count is funded through an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.
- Allied Health providers
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Make appropriate treatment decisions for an adult male patient who suffered a reaction after a flying hymenoptera sting
- Answer detailed questions about the immunotherapy treatment administered to the patient
- Handle subsequent reactions with medications and adjustments to the treatment
Christopher W. Calabria, MD FAAAAI
Dilley Allergy and Asthma, San Antonio, TX
Relevant relationships: None
Mike Tankersley, MD FAAAAI
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
Relevant relationships: None
Robert Corriel, MD FAAAAI
Manhasset Allergy and Asthma Associates, Manhasset, NY
Relevant relationships: None
Todd Rambasek, MD FAAAAI
ENT Allergy & Health Services, Westlake, OH
Relevant relationships: Teva: speakers bureau, metered dose inhalers
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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.
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 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 0.25 Contact Hours.
Credit Claiming Period
Credit claiming for this activity will expire at 11:59 pm on July 18, 2020. Requests to claim credit on or after July 19, 2020 will be denied.
Medium and Method of Physician Participation
Follow these steps to complete the activity:
- Register for the activity.
- Review the CME and Disclosure information.
- Complete all required components.
- Complete the Commmitment to Change form.
- Complete the activity evaluation.
- Claim your credits. Enter only the number of credits earned based on your participation in the activity.
- Print or save your certificate.
To verify your participation in educational activities, you may be asked to provide your name, contact information, and/or other descriptors. The AAAAI will not release this information to outside entities. It may be used internally to inform you of other AAAAI educational activities. If you wish to have your information excluded from this process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Original release date: March 3, 2016. Reviewed by Christopher Calabria, MD FAAAAI on April 20, 2018. Valid for credit through July 18, 2020.
Activity-related questions should be directed to email@example.com.
- 0.25 AttendanceAttendance credit.
- 0.25 CECE credit.
- 0.25 CMECME credit.