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Other Allergy modules
Challenges in allergy (1.5 CPD hours)
Managing food allergy in children (1.5 CPD hours)
Anaphylaxis (1.5 CPD hours)
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Consultant cardiologist Dr Angus Nightingale and clinical research fellow Dr Thomas Hinton on blood pressure monitoring, contraindications to general anaesthesia and what blood pressure targets GPs should be aiming for.
Dr Simon Stockley advises on key warning signs for sepsis and referring cases to secondary care
Guideline debrief: drug allergy
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.
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.
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.