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Case-Based Learning

Guideline debrief: drug allergy

Module summary

This interactive case-based learning module covers the GP-relevant section of the NICE guidance on drug allergy, using typical presentations and focusing on some of the important aspects of allergy diagnosis.

Learning objectives

To improve your understanding of the NICE guidance on the management of drug allergy, including:

  • Understanding the immunological mechanisms involved in drug allergy.
  • Recognising the typical presentations.
  • Managing the reaction.
  • How to document the reaction and share information
  • When to refer for specialist opinion.
  • Providing information to patients.

In this interactive module, you will learn as you work through real-life primary care patient scenarios. You will be assessed before starting the module and again at the end, to gauge how your knowledge has improved.

You don’t have to complete the module in one sitting. You can break off at any point mid-module and pick up again where you left off by pressing the Resume Module button alongside the module title in your Pulse Learning CPD log.

Author

Dr Matt Doyle is a GP in Jersey, Channel Islands. He studied allergic medicine at Imperial College and is chair of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology Primary Care Group. He was a member of the NICE guideline development groups for drug allergy and anaphylaxis.

Date module published
16/01/2015
Module due for review
16/01/2017
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
3 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
very good
Jiri Pechan
10.05.2017.
good
Stella Meldrum
10.03.2017.
Useful module.
Richard Graaff
28.02.2017.
good
Wai Ming Tang
23.02.2017.
Excellent module
Ajaz Ahmed
18.02.2017.