Continuity in Care®: Best Practices in Immunoglobulin Therapy—Improving Quality of Life for Patients With Primary Immunodeficiency

Released On
January 6, 2022

Expires On
January 6, 2023

Media Type
Internet

Completion Time
90 minutes

Specialty
Allergy & Immunology, Infectious Disease, Pharmacy, Primary Care

Topic(s)
Immunoglobulin Therapy

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This activity is provided by Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC.

 

This activity is supported by an educational grants from CSL Behring, LLC and Grifols.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Nurses — 1.5 Contact Hours

All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Target Audience

These activities are intended for an audience of immunologists, infusion nurses, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists involved in the dispensing and administration of immunoglobulin replacement therapy (IgG) for patients with PI.

Program Overview

This video-based program is designed to help health care professionals explore treatment options for patients with primary immunodeficiency (PI) through a unique perspective: putting the patient voice front and center. A patient will lend her expertise to this program by sharing her journey living with PI. This online activity focuses on diagnostic considerations, patient- and disease-related factors that affect the use of intravenous (IVIg) or subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIg), and ways to individualize each patient’s treatment using a multidisciplinary team.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss the disease burden of PI as related to quality of life (QOL)
  • Select an optimal route of administration for immunoglobulin therapy based on clinical presentation and goals of therapy
  • Analyze the efficacy and safety data regarding the use of subcutaneous immunoglobulin SCIg products in patients with PI
  • Describe best practices for optimal administration of SCIg in the management of PI
  • Identify appropriate infusion devices and ancillary supplies that align with patient preferences

Chair

FACULTY_NAME

Bob Geng, MD

Associate Clinical Voluntary Professor
UC San Diego School of Medicine
President, San Diego Allergy Society
Co-Director, AAFA-Rady Children’s Hospital Severe Asthma Program
Allergy/Immunology Director of the Multidisciplinary Atopic Dermatitis ProgramSan Diego, CA

Faculty

FACULTY_NAME

Elizabeth Duruz, RPh, CSP, IgCP

Regional Clinical Pharmacist
Optum
Atlanta, GA

FACULTY_NAME

Kristin Epland, MSN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Advisory Committee
Immune Deficiency Foundation
Minneapolis, MN

Joan Schwarz

Patient

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16669, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

The staff of Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities.

Bob Geng, MD

  • Consultant: Takeda, Grifols, Pfizer, KORU Medical Systems, Kedrion Biopharma, Bio Products Laboratory
  • Speaker’s Bureau: Takeda, Grifols

Elizabeth Duruz, RPh, CSP, IgCP, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Kristin Epland, MSN, FNP-C

  • Consultant:: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
  • Speaker’s Bureau: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

Joan Schwarz, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

PER® mitigated all COI for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

  1. Complete the activity (including pre- and post-activity assessments).
  2. Answer the evaluation questions.
  3. Request credit using the drop-down menu.
You may immediately download your certificate.

Course Viewing Requirements

Supported Browsers:
Internet Explorer 8.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and above
Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above

Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above

Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Learners are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this accredited activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a health care professional relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management options for a specific patient’s medical condition. The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER® or any company that provided commercial support for this activity.