Early Peanut Introduction
In the January 2017 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunlogy, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) released an addendum to the 2010 "Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy." The addendum recommends early introduction of peanut to aid in the prevention of peanut allergy.
This online module is designed to help physicians and other healthcare professionals understand and apply the new guidelines in their practices.
- Primary care and other physicians who treat patients with food allergy
- Allied health practitioners who treat patients with food allergy
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Define the various categories of infants at risk for the development of peanut allergy
- Apply appropriate criteria for the use and types of testing for peanut allergy
- Determine the timing and approaches for introduction of peanut-containing foods, both in the provider's office or in the patient's home
- 0.25 AttendanceAttendance credit.
- 0.25 CECE credit.
- 0.25 CMECME credit.