Episode 46: A Practical Approach to Drug Allergy

This is a recorded episode of the AAAAI podcast series, Conversations from the World of Allergy. The host, Dr. David Stukus, interviews Aleena Banerji, MD FAAAAI about the AAAAI Drug Hypersensitivity Work Group report published in October 2020. Dr. Banerji discusses the importance of properly diagnosing drug hypersensitivity and the role allergists can play. Drs. Stukus and Banerji talk through the process of evaluating a patient with suspected reaction to a medication as well as where to find additional information on drug hypersensitivity reactions, delabeling penicillin allergies, and the importance of shared decision making. 

Target Audience

  • Allergist/immunologists
  • Fellows-in-Training
  • Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants and Other Allied Health Professionals

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Select elements of a patient’s clinical history that should be utilized to determine likelihood of drug hypersensitivity reaction 
  2. Identify when skin testing is indicated for drug hypersensitivity reactions
  3. Choose appropriate follow-up actions based on the findings of the evaluation of a patient with suspected drug hypersensitivity reaction
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 0.75 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
04/29/2021
Course expires: 
04/28/2022
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0
Planning Committee 

David R. Stukus, MD FAAAAI
Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
Relevant relationships: None

Faculty

Aleena Banerji, MD FAAAAI 
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Content Reviewers

Gloria E. Akan, MD
John Hopkins Regional Physicians, Baltimore, MD
Relevant relationships: None


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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 .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 April 28, 2022. Requests to claim credit on or after April 28, 2022 will be subject to an administrative fee.


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Available Credit

  • 0.75 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 0.75 CME
    CME credit.

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