Total Credits: 1 including 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)
This presentation will discuss the format of the triggers, presentation and treatment of urticaria, angioedema and anaphylaxis in children. Emphasis will be on the early recognition of anaphylaxis and appropriate in-clinic or pre-hospital care, with follow-on to the emergency department. Use of epinephrine auto-injectors will be discusses as well as pitfalls in treatment of anaphylaxis. Physician orders for emergency allergy treatment of children in schools will also be discussed.
Statement of Accreditation
The Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. TOMA designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
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Dr. Rob Allen is an Assistant Professor in the CASE Department at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine. He earned his undergraduate degrees at UC Irvine, and his DO at COMP/Western University. He did his Residency in Emergency Medicine at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center/Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Allen served in the US Air Force for 26 years and has practiced medicine on 5 Continents. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Wilderness Medical Society, and was on the Editorial Board of Wilderness Medicine, the WMS journal, for 10 years. Dr. Allen’s interests include Wilderness Medicine, Disaster Medicine and Operational/Tactical Medicine.
Dr. Allen discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.