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Free CE-accredited Webinar for Nurse Practitioners!

March 8, 2017 — 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm EST

Clinical Strategies for Improving the Recognition and Treatment of Anaphylaxis

Faculty Speaker

Assistant Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
School of Nursing
Houston, Texas

Activity Overview
Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that requires prompt recognition and treatment. The median time to cardiac or respiratory arrest is 30 minutes for foods, 15 minutes for venom, and 5 minutes for medication-induced reactions. Although clinical guidelines are available, recent reports describe a rise in the incidence and prevalence of anaphylaxis. The immediate use of auto-injectable epinephrine (AIE) is preferred first-line treatment for anaphylaxis, however an Anaphylaxis in America survey reports, approximately 50% of patients with a prior allergic reaction had never received a prescription for AIE, and 60% of patients did not have AIE presently available. This webinar will review the treatment of anaphylaxis and discuss an anaphylaxis emergency action plan.

Educational Objectives
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the clinical signs and symptoms consistent with a diagnosis of anaphylaxis
  • Explain the role of epinephrine in the treatment of anaphylaxis including pharmacodynamics, when to initiate use, proper dosing, and proper administration
  • Illustrate an anaphylaxis emergency action plan, including the important individual components, and review an example

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mylan Specialty L.P.

Instructions for Obtaining Credit:
To receive credit, participants must complete the online pretest, view the webinar in its entirety, and complete the online post-test and activity evaluation form. After completing the online assessment tests, successfully viewing the webinar and completing the activity evaluation form, participants may request credit. All participants must request credit before March 22, 2017. CE credit will not be issued after this date.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 110121. This activity is accredited for 1.0 contact hour(s) which includes 0.0 hour(s) of pharmacology.

Activity ID #2199L.

This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com

Fee Information& Refund/Cancellation Policy
There is no fee for this educational activity.

Please select which date/time that you are registering for:
Participation in this webinar is limited and available on a first-come basis.

Laura Rooney, DNP, RN, APRN, FNP-BC, DCC, FAANP, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships with commercial interests-Speaker's Bureau: Purdue

The following contributor(s) have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose:

Pharmacy Times Continuing Education
Planning Staff—David Heckard; Maryjo Dixon, RPh; Donna Fausak; Kathleen Bowen

Global Education Group
Kristen Delisi, NP, Lindsay Borvansky, Andrea Funk

Activity Disclaimer
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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and ArcMesa do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

System Requirements
PC-based participants
Required: Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000
Macintosh-based participants
Required: Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) or newer

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