Making Sense of Allergic Rhinitis: A Pharmacist's Primer on General Overview and Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis

Author: Mary Barna Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, and Rolee Pathak Das, PharmD, BCPS

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Chattem, Inc.
Making Sense of Allergic Rhinitis: A Pharmacist's Primer on General Overview and Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis

Mary Barna Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, CGP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Piscataway, New Jersey
Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Rolee Pathak Das, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Associate Professor
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Piscataway, New Jersey Clinical Pharmacist
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
Paterson, New Jersey



Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-0000-13-156-H01-P. The activity is available for CE credit through October 11, 2015.

Disclosures
The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty
Mary Barna Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, CGP and Rolee Pathak Das, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Times Planning Staff—Judy V. Lum, MPA, and Steve Lin, PharmD

PharmD Pharmacy Times Editorial Staff—Kirk McKay and David Allikas

An anonymous peer reviewer was part of the content validation and conflict resolution. The peer reviewer has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.



Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Explore the incidence and basic pathophysiology of allergic rhinitis (AR).
  2. Describe the common symptoms, presentation, and complications of AR.
  3. Discuss current management of AR, including allergen avoidance, immunotherapy, and pharmacotherapy, including new and emerging dosing formulations.
  4. Apply counseling strategies to help patients achieve optimal symptom relief.
Target audience:   Pharmacists
Type of activity:   Knowledge
Release date:   October 11, 2013
Expiration date:   October 11, 2015
Estimated time to complete activity:   2 hours
Fee:   Free
 
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