New England Society of Allergy

2017 NESA Spring Allied Health Practitioner Update

Westford, MA US
April 7, 2017

Credit claiming is open for this activity, and will remain open through 31 December 2017.

Requests to claim credit on or after 1 January 2018 will be subject to an administrative fee.

This live meeting will take place on 7 April 2017.

The Spring Allied Health Update is designed for Allied Health providers who care for people with allergic disease and/or asthma. 

Registration Information

Registration TypeFee
Full Day Meeting (Includes lunch)$185.00
Half Day Meeting (Lunch not included)$125.00

Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to select your registration type, click 'Add to cart,' and complete payment.

Click here for detailed registration instructions: PDF iconNESA Spring Meetings Registration Instructions.pdf

On 3/29/2017 the registration fee increased by $25.00

Credit must be claimed by 31 December 2017. Credit requests on or after 1 January 2018 will be subject to an administrative fee. 


Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Medical Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Allergist/Immunologists
  • Primary Care Physicians

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Describe symptoms and evaluate patients with possible mast cell disorders
  • Describe the immunopathologic basis for celiac disease
  • Recognize the presenting symptoms of non-celiac gluten sensitivity
  • Identify and discuss management of hypersensitivity reactions to various chemotherapy agents
  • Describe the challenges posed by severe asthma
  • Distinguish between patients who require novel therapies and those who do not
  • Recognize indications for use of currently approved biologic therapies in asthma
  • Describe the indications for replacement immunoglobulin
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of subcutaneous immunoglobulin treatment
  • Define telephone triage and how it is used
  • Identify processes and documents and develop algorithms or protocols that promote a successful telephone triage program
  • Develop a list of facilitators of communication used during the telephone triage process
  • Define spirometry and why it is used, and discuss the key measures of test results
  • Develop skills in instructing patients on how to perform a high quality spirometry test
  • Identify and overcome patient-related problems and errors that might be encountered during patient performance of spirometry
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and develop a step-wise protocol for its treatment
  • Identify ways to communicate with and train office staff for the incidence of anaphylaxis
  • Demonstrate proper inhaler technique using a metered-dose inhaler, with and without a holding chamber
  • Describe the proper use and cleaning of a debulizer and compressor, including describing the difference between reusable and non-reusable nebulizer cups
  • Demonstrate the proper use of dry-powder inhalers
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 8.00 CE
    CE credit.
  • 8.00 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/07/2017 - 7:00am CDT
Event ends: 
04/07/2017 - 4:30pm CDT
Westford Regency Inn
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886
United States

Available Credit

  • 8.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 8.00 CE
    CE credit.
  • 8.00 CME
    CME credit.


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