1.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM 1.50 / CE for Nurses 1.50 / CPEU for Registered Dietitians/Registered Dietetic Technicians
Provided by Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Learning Network
Supported by Nestlé Nutrition Institute
Produced by Haymarket Medical Education
The prevalence of allergic diseases, including atopic dermatitis and food and respiratory allergies, has been rising dramatically during the last 2 decades, particularly among children. Allergic diseases can impair a child’s physical and mental health, diminish quality of life for the entire family, and increase costs for family and society. To advise parents how to avoid initial atopy and the “allergic march” in their children, clinicians must be up to date about optimal nutritional and environmental strategies. The case study interwoven throughout this monograph illustrates how to help a mother with an allergic child reduce her new baby’s risk for allergy.
Pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, pediatric physician assistants, nurses, registered dietitians, and other health care professionals involved in the care of children
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
Describe the effect of the increasing problem of pediatric allergic diseases, particularly atopic dermatitis, on quality of life for patient and family
Evaluate current evidence about the health economics of preventing vs. managing allergy symptoms in pediatric patients
Assess data that demonstrate the long-term effects of optimal nutrition in preventing infant allergy
Recommend or implement nutritional and environmental strategies, including those for pregnant and lactating mothers, to prevent allergy in pediatric patients
Provide the most up-to-date care and counsel for patients and their families for the prevention of pediatric allergic diseases
Alan M. Lake, MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. Lake is a consultant for Nestlé Nutrition Institute-Gerber.
Mark Boguniewicz, MD Professor, Division of Pediatric Allergy-Immunology Department of Pediatrics National Jewish Health University of Colorado School of Medicine Denver, Colorado
Dr. Boguniewicz has no conflict of interest to report.
David M. Fleischer, MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics University of Colorado Director, Food Challenge Unit Children’s Hospital Colorado Department of Pediatrics, Section of Allergy Aurora, Colorado
Dr. Fleischer has received grant funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, grant funding from Monsanto Company, royalties from UpToDate, Inc., and honoraria from the Nestlé Nutrition Institute. He serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Connectivity Team (FAACT) and is a consultant for LabCorp (Laboratory Corporation of America).
Karen Rance, DNP, RN, CPNP, AE-C Allergy Partners of Central Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana
Dr. Rance has no conflict of interest to report.
CME/CE COURSE DIRECTORS Marguerite M. Mayers, MD Attending Physician Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York
Dr. Mayers has no conflict of interest to report.
CE REVIEWER Kathleen Ronca, DNP Doctor of Nursing Practice Pediatric Emergency Medicine Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Bronx, New York
Dr. Ronca has no conflict of interest to report.
Accredited Provider Disclosure
The staff of the Center for Continuing Medical Education of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Learning Network have nothing to disclose with regard to commercial support.
Publishing Staff Disclosures
Mary Jo Krey, Marian Freedman, Lori Marrese, and Lynne Callea of Haymarket Medical Education have nothing to disclose with regard to commercial support.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CE for Nurses
Montefiore Learning Network is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is awarded 1.50 contact hour and is assigned provider number: NYP# 268-11/12/15
The following activity has been approved by the ACCME, whose approval is recognized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and, as such, RDs/DTRs will be able to receive 1.50 CPEU.
RDs/DTRs will be able to receive 1.50 CPEU.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of unapproved and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Nestlé Nutrition Institute, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore, and Haymarket Medical Education do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Nestlé Nutrition Institute, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Learning Network, and Haymarket Medical Education. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. 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.
For questions about CME and CPEU, please call Einstein CME at 718-920-6674.
To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better is required. This CME is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all post-test questions, completed the post-test survey, and received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/Exam History, which you can then access at any time.