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Medication Management, Respiratory

Optimising the Management of Allergic Rhinitis in General Practice

Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a common condition, affecting around 18% of people (children and adults) in Australia and New Zealand. AR has significant impact on quality-of-life, emotional wellbeing and productivity, especially for people with co-existing asthma. This GP education program is based on the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) best practice and […]

DURATION

1.5 hrs

PROFESSION

Physician

# OF CREDITS

3

ACCREDITATION

RACGP CPD Program

EXPIRY DATE

2022-12-31

Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a common condition, affecting around 18% of people (children and adults) in Australia and New Zealand. AR has significant impact on quality-of-life, emotional wellbeing and productivity, especially for people with co-existing asthma.

This GP education program is based on the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) best practice and will review the differences between allergic and other types of rhinitis, and cover pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to the management of moderate-to-severe allergic rhinitis.

Using a person-centred approach to the management of AR, the program will detail the current AR treatment algorithm, including when to consider intra-nasal combination pharmacotherapy.


This program is supported by an independent, educational grant provided from Viatris.

Faculty

Dr Kerry Hancock, General Practitioner, Happy Valley, South Australia (SA)

Professor Simon Carney, Rhinologist, Adelaide, South Australia (SA)

Learning objectives

Upon completing this continuing education program, participants will be better able to:

  • Distinguish between allergic rhinitis and other types of rhinitis
  • Recognise the disease burden of moderate-to-severe allergic rhinitis in Australia, especially in people with asthma
  • Recall pharmacological approaches to the management of moderate-to-severe allergic rhinitis
  • Identify patients with allergic rhinitis who would benefit from early combination therapy
  • Implement a patient-centred approach to optimising management of allergic rhinitis

Accreditation

This Active Learning Module has been approved by RACGP CPD Program for 3 CPD points.

Activity no. 233517

Members are able to claim CPD activity points for 3 points through 'Quick log' on their RACGP CPD Dashboard.

Cost of course:  
Free
# of credits: 3
Duration: 1.5 hrs

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