Managing a patient with a history of Anaphylaxis

Category
Medical and Dental Sciences
Date(s)
Tuesday 1st July 2014 (09:00-17:00)
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Course Summary

Anaphylaxis is a life threatening medical emergency. This course will give GPs the confidence to initiate the diagnosis and management of their patients that have suffered from anaphylaxis, according to NICE guidelines. This will include a practical session on how to teach your patients to use an adrenalin auto-injector. Defining anaphylaxis will help GPs manage patients with allergy mimics such as chronic spontaneous urticaria.

Learning Objectives

  • Confidence in instructing patients how to recognise and manage anaphylaxis, including how to use an adrenalin auto-injector
  • Confidence in eliciting a food allergy history
  • Understand the different mechanisms behind drug allergy in order to give advice on drug avoidance and identify suitable patients for drug allergy testing
  • Be confident in diagnosing and managing chronic urticaria and angioedema in general practiceHave an overview of venom allergy and treatment options

Speakers

Dr Alex Richter – Senior Clinical Lecturer in Immunology, University of Birmingham
Dr Lavanya Diwakar - Clinical Lecturer in Immunology, University of Birmingham
 

Course details

Duration 
One day

Location
Primary care clinical sciences, University of Birmingham 

Is this course accredited?
This is a 1 day CPD accredited course

Fees
£150 per person 

How to apply
Register for this course online using a credit/debit card
For further information please contact Tamara Ball
Email: t.c.ball@bham.ac.uk  
Tel: 0121 414 3281