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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures in Varying Allergy Types

Course #: 010-814

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CE Credit Hours: 10.00 CPEUs

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Course Description

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #144284 approved for 10 CPEUs.

CPEU Course Description

One of the major confers in the practice of allergy is related to the safety of procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease.  The increased prevalence of allergic diseases makes it mandatory to use quick, precise, and reliable diagnostic tools.  This CPEU course discusses several evidence-based and practical arguments to establish that, in most cases, conventional in vivo methods to confirm allergy sensitivity should not currently be replaced by molecular-based allergy diagnostics (MA-Dx).  A consensus report is also provided, assessing risk and proposing safety requirements for performing procedures.

Brooke H. Dekofsky, MPH, RD, CLE, CDE was involved in the creation of this course.

Article Author:  Marek Kowalski, MD, et al.

Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.


CPEU Course Objectives

  1. Enumerate the factors that may elevate the risk for systemic reaction in skin prick testing.
  2. Explain which testing method is able to discriminate between allergy to the major allergen.
  3. Investigate which medications should be discontinued before skin prick testing.
  4. Examine which items act as “co-factors,” increasing the likelihood of anaphylaxis from food allergens.
  5. Identify, due to cross-reactivity, which food allergies indicate that people may also have a latex allergy.
  6. Describe when food provocation testing is performed.

CPE Level: II

Learning Codes: 2060, 3070, 4040, 5110

Performance Indicators (RDN): 8.1, 8.1.5 , 8.2.2 , 8.3.6

Performance Indicators (NTDR): 8.1, 8.2.2 , 8.3.1 , 8.3.6

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