The Management of Urticaria
by Expert Reviewer: Andrea Weeks, PharmD; Expert Reviewer: Jennifer Zegar, PharmD; Instructor: Rizwana Chowdhury

$12.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

In the United States, one in five people will suffer from urticaria, or hives, at some point in their life. Urticaria is characterized by the appearance of itchy cutaneous lesions containing a central wheal with a surrounding flare. Hives are a common occurrence in EDs and primary care settings, and patients may present with either acute or chronic urticaria. Acute urticaria is common among all ages and is self-limiting. Chronic urticaria is considered more troublesome for patients and may involve the use of corticosteroids and other immunomodulators. First-line pharmacotherapy for acute and chronic urticaria includes nonsedating, second-generation antihistamines, including loratadine, cetirizine, and fexofenadine. Alternative treatments exist for patients who do not respond well to these second-generation antihistamines. The goal of this continuing education module is to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge necessary to properly identify the type of urticaria affecting a patient and to choose the most appropriate treatment available according to medical literature. 

About the Course Author

Andrea Weeks, PharmD, is an infectious disease clinical pharmacist and pharmacy residency co-director/preceptor for Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Pa Andrea Weeks, PharmD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Jennifer Zegar, PharmD, is a registered pharmacist who lives in Illinois. Jennifer Zegar, PharmD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Rizwana Chowdhury, PharmD, is a community pharmacist who graduated with her doctor of pharmacy degree in 2010 from the St. Johns University School of Pharmacy. Rizwana Chowdhury has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Type Activity: Knowledge Target Audience Designation: P
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Type Activity: Knowledge Target Audience Designation: T


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-0513-0000-18-125-H01-T
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2020-09-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the differences between acute and chronic urticaria; Explain the step-wise approach for treatment of chronic urticaria; Identify the causes of acute urticaria; Name the medications used for treatment of acute urticaria; Recognize the signs of anaphylaxis
  • Outline:

    Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Content Page 1
    Pathophysiology
    Etiology
    Epidemiology
    Physical Exam
    Identification
    Solar Urticaria
    Dermographism
    Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis
    Treatment and Management
    Angioedema
    Anaphylaxis
    Treatment of Acute Urticaria
    Antihistamines (H1 Blockers)
    Content Page 2
    H2 Blockers
    Treatment of Chronic Urticaria
    Step-Wise Approach to Chronic Urticaria1
    Pregnancy and Lactation
    Alternative Therapy
    Non-Drug Therapies
    Prognosis
    Clinical Vignette
    Conclusion
    Course Contributors
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Pharmacists.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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