The Pharmacy Professionals’ Role in Managing Allergies
Date: 12/28/2021 - 12/28/2024
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Contact Hours: 3.0ACPE UAN: 0384-9999-21-056-H01-T
The National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Author: Alyssa Yousif, PharmD
This CPE activity has been designated as a knowledge-based programGoals & Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
- Discuss the pathophysiology of Type I, II, III, and IV hypersensitivity reactions.
- Categorize hypersensitivity reactions based on rate development of symptoms and type of exposure.
- Recognize the symptoms of anaphylaxis, identify patients at risk of anaphylaxis, and educate on the administration of epinephrine.
- Review pseudoallergy and how it differs from the immune response observed in allergic reactions.
- Identify common allergens (latex, insect stings, food, medications, and exercise), available testing for diagnosis of suspected allergies, and preferred treatments for these reactions.
- Describe the most common symptoms of allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, and allergic contact dermatitis.
- Assess a patient presenting with symptoms of allergic rhinitis to distinguish allergy from common cold or underlying conditions such as asthma.
- Outline interview questions for patients to evaluate severity of symptoms and efficacy of previous tested therapies.
- Discuss available pharmacologic treatment for common symptoms of allergies including treatment goals, cautions, side effects, and administration techniques.
- List lifestyle and non pharmacologic options that pharmacists can recommend along with ways in which their particular healthcare settings can impact therapy.
Release Date: 12/28/2021
Expiration Date: 12/28/2024