Virtual Patient: Rhinitis in the Older Adult: 2021 Update
This patient simulation involves the clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and clinical management of an older adult (>65 years old) with rhinitis. The course will review the unique features and potential challenges in diagnosis and treatment of rhinitis in this age group and the identification of medications that affect rhinitis in this population. You will receive feedback on each decision you make.
- Allied Health Professionals
Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:
- Diagnose rhinitis in patients 65 years and older by recognizing unique features of the disease
- Communicate potential challenges to patients about managing those unique features
- Formulate a comprehensive management plan for rhinitis in older adults
Sharmilee M. Nyenhuis, MD FAAAAI
University of Illinois at Chicago
Relevant relationships: None
Joram S. Seggev, MD FAAAAI
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Relevant relationships: None
Maria Crain, RN MA CPNP
Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX
Relevant relationships: DBV Technologies: advisory board, Viaskin Peanut
Samuel Gubernick, DO FAAAAI
Family Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates, Largo, FL
Relevant relationships: None
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Credit Claiming Period
Credit claiming for this activity will expire at 11:59 pm on December 31, 2024. Requests to claim credit on or after December 31, 2024 will be denied.
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