Drug Allergy Evaluation

Track 1: Innovative Practice
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 9:45-10:45 am
UAN: 0107-9999-20-009-L01-P
0.1 CEU/1 hr
Drug allergies can limit available treatment options, lead to suboptimal therapies and cause frustration for both the clinician and patient. This course offers guidance on identifying and evaluating a true drug allergy versus an adverse reaction. Gain practical knowledge on how to approach the most frequent drug allergies seen in practice.
Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE activity, participants should be able to:
1. Differentiate what defines a true IgE-mediated drug allergy in comparison to an adverse reaction.
2. Utilize a systematic approach when evaluating patients with suspected drug allergy.
3. Describe the most common drug allergies seen in clinical practice.
4. Devise a plan to approach a patient with multiple drug allergies.

Deanna McDanel
Deanna McDanel, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist/Clinical Associate Professor
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Coralville, IA