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Release Date: February 2014

Expiration Date: February 2015

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Estimated time to complete the educational activity: 30 minutes

Program Description: From the February 2014 issue of The Clinical Advisor: Managing food allergies in primary care. As gatekeepers, primary-care clinicians are able to provide education on the recognition and treatment of potentially fatal complications.

Target Audience: This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary-care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who treat patients with food-related allergies.

Learning Objectives: After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Define the symptoms of common food allergies.
  • Review diagnostic measures including skin-prick testing and oral food challenge protocols.
  • Identify and mediate the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis.
  • Describe select vaccine constituents and their roles in food allergies.
  • Discuss management and prevention strategies, focusing on patient education.

Credits Type Accreditation Statement


AAPA Category I CME Credit

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of .5 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.


CE for Nurses

Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This CE activity provides .5 contact hours of continuing nursing education. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12299, for .5 contact hours.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Physician Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Medical Education Resources (MER) and Haymarket Medical Education. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Medical Education Resources designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Karen Rance, DNP, CPNP
Allergy Partners of Central Indiana, Indianapolis

Mary O’Laughlen, PhD, FNP-BC

Nurse researcher and educator
University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Karen Rance, DNP, CPNP,
and Mary O’Laughlen, PhD, FNP-BC, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Publishing Staff Disclosures

The content managers, Joseph Kopcha, Marina Galanakis, and Nicole Blazek of Haymarket Medical Education, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest relating directly or indirectly to this activity. Carman Ciervo, DO, acting on behalf of Medical Education Resources, has reported that he is on the Speakers’ Bureau for Sunovion Pharmaceuticals. Veronda K. Smith, FNP-BC, of Medical Education Resources, has no relationships to disclose related to the content of this article.

Method of Participation: There are no fees for participating in and receiving CMEcredit for this activity. During the period January 2014 through January 2015,participants must: 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, 2) study the educational activity, 3) complete the posttest and submit it online and 4) complete the evaluation form online.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed post-test with a score of 70% or better.


The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Medical Education Resources or Haymarket Medical. The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Medical Education Resources or Haymarket medical.

Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.