Unfogging the Guidelines: Updates in Allergic Rhinitis

Published by Texas Pharmacy Association


Summary

”ACPE Texas Pharmacy Association (154) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Continuing education will be provided to participants who completed all course requirements.

Description: Do seasonal allergies have you or your patients fuzzy-headed and in a fog? The good news is that there are effective treatments for seasonal allergy symptoms, so people do not have to suffer needlessly! About one out of every seven Americans have symptoms as a result of seasonal allergies and Texas is one of the worst places for allergies. Come learn about the latest in treatment guidelines, clinical data regarding the use of intranasal corticosteroids alone vs. intranasal corticosteroids in combination with oral antihistamines, and medications for the management of allergic rhinitis.

At the completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to:
1. Identify proper treatment options for allergic rhinitis from the most recent guidelines.
2. Compare the clinical data regarding the use of intranasal corticosteroids alone vs. intranasal corticosteroids in combination with oral antihistamines.
3. Recommend the appropriate medications for the management of treatment-naïve allergic rhinitis.
4. Recommend the appropriate medications for the management of uncontrolled allergic rhinitis.

At the completion of this activity, technicians will be able to:
1. List the most recent guidelines for allergic rhinitis.
2. Compare the clinical data regarding the use of intranasal corticosteroids alone vs. intranasal corticosteroids in combination with oral antihistamines.
3. List medications for the management of treatment-naïve allergic rhinitis.
4. List medications for the management of uncontrolled allergic rhinitis.

This lesson is an application-based CE activity and is targeted to pharmacists and technicians. This program has been approved for 1 contact hour of continuing education credit (0.1 CEU).

Presenters
Blair Sarbacker, PharmD, BCACP
Associate Professor - University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy
Dr. Sarbacker is currently working as an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice. She is currently practicing as a clinical pharmacist in the UT Medicine Senior Health Clinic, which is a geriatric primary care clinic. Here she practices medication and disease state management and holds a TSBP approved prescriptive authority protocol with her physicians.

She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wingate University School of Pharmacy in 2008. She completed an ASHP-accredited...More


Originally Published

July 13, 2018


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Unfogging the Guidelines: Updates in Allergic Rhinitis - Video
  • Unfogging the Guidelines: Updates in Allergic Rhinitis - Paper
  • Unfogging the Guidelines: Updates in Allergic Rhinitis - Drug List

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