2-hour On-Demand: Asthma, Allergies & Eczema On-Demand

Course Description & Information:

  • Together, Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis and Eczema (also known as Atopic Dermatitis) make up what is known as the Atopic Triad. These conditions have in common that they are driven by Type-I Hypersensitivity (IgE antibody-mediated) reactions. This presentation explores the common and distinctive pathophysiological characteristics of the three conditions, the major immune components involved, and the rationale for current treatment methods. Newer therapeutic approaches will also be addressed.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-21-003-H01-P, IRD: 2-1-21, ERD: 2-1-24. Knowledge based activity.
  • Expiration Date: 2-1-24
  • Intermediate level

Course Objectives:

  • Define “Atopy”, and “atopic diseases”, and describe their commonalities and differences.
  • Identify the major immune system components involved in atopic diseases.
  • Compare the general approaches for altering the negative effects of the major immune system components.
  • Identify and discuss current treatments for atopic diseases and relate those treatments to the general disease processes hey are designed to address.
  • Summarize more recently developed targeted treatment approaches for atopic diseases and describe their general mechanisms of action.
  • Project future changes in atopic disease treatment that should improve disease outcomes.

Learning Outcome: At least 80% of class participants will score 70% or greater on course post-test.

Course Credit: 2 Contact Hours

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Who Should Take This Course:

  • Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing professionals (2 hours of pharmacotherapeutic credit), Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals, and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Full attendance required.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and course evaluation.

Faculty: Blaine Smith, PhD, PharmD

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