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Childhood food allergy, hayfever and atopic eczema are all covered in this learning plan for GPs and other healthcare professionals.
The range of topics reflects the knowledge and skills that primary healthcare professionals need when diagnosing and treating allergic conditions in children and adults.
Each educational activity provides key learning points and a post-test so you can check what you have learned. You can undertake the whole plan or select individual modules to meet your identified learning needs.
CPD credits can be claimed for all modules completed.
Dr Glenis Scadding discusses why it is important to diagnose and effectively manage seasonal allergic rhinitis, an often trivialised condition. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include pre-emptively managing patients, comorbidities and allergen avoidance.
Dr Andre Khoo and colleagues review atopic eczema in children. This activity provides an educational update for healthcare professionals on diagnosis and management, with learning points on patient education, traditional treatments such as coal tar and the role of biological agents.
Paediatric dietitian Dr Kate Maslin provides guidance on food allergy and intolerance, and explains the latest advances in food allergy research. Educational points for GPs and nurses include symptoms and signs of food allergy, and when to consider excluding foods from a child’s diet.
Dr Phil Marazzi presents eight cases of allergic or immune reaction. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include identifying and managing urticaria, varicose eczema, contact dermatitis and periorbital eczema.
Dr Tabi Leslie reviews the current guidelines for chronic spontaneous urticaria, including the EAACI, BAD, BSACI and AAAAI guidelines, and recent NICE guidance on use of omalizumab in previously treated chronic spontaneous urticaria.
Dr Jessica Garner provides an update for GPs and other healthcare professionals on infant feeding problems. Key learning points include symptoms of cows’ milk allergy, managing gastro-oesophageal reflux, and identifying lactose intolerance.