Chemotherapy Hypersensitivity Reactions Assessment Using Telemedicine and Electronic Consultations
Over the past few years, enhanced technology has increased our opportunities to use telemedicine and improved our ability to care for patients at a distance. As COVID-19 has limited office visits, practices are pivoting to continue providing care to their patients and colleagues via telemedicine. This video lecture will be helpful to those who would like continue or begin collaborating with oncology and provide care to chemo patients who have reactions to chemo therapeutics and monoclonal antibodies.
This video lecture provides an overview of chemotherapy hypersensitivity reactions (HSR) assessments, including epidemiology and rates of reactions to chemo therapeutics and monoclonal antibodies. It explains the critical role that allergists play in evaluation and management of patients who have reactions and how this can be accomplished using telemedicine. Suggestions are given for how to start conversations with local oncologists to help those looking to expand their scope of practice using telemedicine.
- Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Describe the epidemiology and characteristics of common chemotherapy reactions
2. Identify actions allergists can take to help oncologists evaluate and manage patients who develop chemotherapy reactions
3. Outline key elements of conducting patient evaluations about chemotherapy and monoclonal antibody HSRs via telemedicine
Aleena Banerji, MD FAAAAI
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None
David Khan, MD FAAAAI
University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX
Relevant relationships: None
Samuel Gubernick, MD FAAAAI
Family Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates, Largo, FL
Relevant relationships: None
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Credit claiming for this activity will expire at 11:59 pm on June 10, 2022. Requests to claim credit on or after June 10, 2022 will be denied.
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