Applying Choosing Wisely® Recommendations when Patients Request Food Allergy Tests

In this course, you will encounter two virtual patients who request food allergy testing. After taking their clinical and allergic histories, you will determine whether or not food allergy testing is appropriate and necessary for making a diagnosis and treatment plan. Throughout the course, you will receive feedback on your decisions and the way you communicate those decisions. The Choosing Wisely recommendation will be presented in detail alongside communication models and guidance for developing your own communication strategy. 

Target Audience

  • Allergist/immunologists
  • Fellows-in-Training
  • Allied Health Professionals

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Apply the Choosing Wisely recommendation: Don’t perform food IgE testing without a history consistent with potential IgE-mediated food allergy in a simulated patient
  2. Communicate effectively with patients who request food allergy testing about the effectiveness, risks, and costs of food IgE testing
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 1.00 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
02/06/2019
Course expires: 
02/17/2021
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Faculty
Kristin Sokol, MD
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 
Relevant relationships: None

Content Reviewers
Becky Buelow, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Relevant relationships: None

Wesley Burks, MD FAAAAI
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Relevant relationships: None

Jeanne Conner, NP
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Relevant relationships: None

David Lang, MD FAAAAI
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Relevant relationships: None    

John Oppenheimer, MD FAAAAI
Pulmonary and Allergy Associates, Cedar Knolls, NJ
Relevant relationships: None


AAAAI Disclosure Policy
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  • Employment: Name of employer and job title.
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The information disclosed by the speakers and planning committee was reviewed in accordance with the AAAAI Disclosure Policy. All potential conflicts of interest were resolved by the planners, faculty, and reviewers prior to their participation in the development of this activity.

Accreditation Statement 
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.

Designation Statement 
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Claiming Period
Credit claiming for this activity will expire at 11:59 pm on February 18, 2021. Requests to claim credit on or after February 18, 2021. will be denied.

Medium and Method of Physician Participation
Follow these steps to complete the activity:

  1. Register for the activity.
  2. Review the CME and Disclosure information.
  3. Complete all required components.
  4. Complete the activity evaluation.
  5. Claim your credits.
  6. Print or save your certificate.

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Release date
Original release date: February 19, 2019. Valid for credit through February 18, 2021.

Questions
Questions should be directed to cme@aaaai.org.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 1.00 CME
    CME credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/06/2019
Course expires: 
02/17/2021

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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