Thursday, September 8, 2011

IDF Continuing Education Course for Nurses: Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases and Immunoglobulin Therapy

The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) is proud to offer this Online Continuing Education Course, developed as an initiative of the IDF Nurse Advisory Committee. This free, accredited course enhances the knowledge of the nurse clinician by providing an update on primary immunodeficiency diseases, immunoglobulin therapies and the nurse's role with these therapies.
Any nurse who is involved with administration and management of immunoglobulin therapy or the disease states where immunoglobulin is used would find this program very informative and applicable to practice.
Experience the convenience of online continuing education while earning five free CE credit hours!

Target Audience: Nurses

Program Goal
To enhance the knowledge of the nurse clinican by providing an update on primary immunodeficiency disease and immunoglobulin therapy by defining the differences between intravenous immunoglobulin therapy (IVIG) and subcutaneous immunoglobulin therapy (SCIG) and the nurse's role with these therapies.

Participants will learn to:
Describe the spectrum of disease presentation for primary immunodeficiency (PIDD)
Discuss the most common PIDD-humoral antibody deficiency
Identify the treatments used within the most common PIDD-humoral antibody deficiency
Understand the use of IVIG for treatment of PIDD
Understand the use of SCIG for treatment of PIDD
Describe the differences between IVIG and SCIG
Understand the clinician’s role with SCIG
Presentations and Presenters

Overview of Ig Therapy and Disease States in which it is Utilized
Jordan Orange, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Allergy and Immunology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Primary Immunodeficiencies Combined T-cell and/or B-cell Immune Defects
Mark Ballow, MD
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Pediatric Rheumatology
Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo
SUNY Buffalo
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Buffalo, NY

Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy (IVIG)
Kristin Epland, MSN, FNP-C
Midwest Immunology Clinic
Plymouth, MN
Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin Therapy (SCIG)
M. Elizabeth Younger, CRNP, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD


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