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187600 - Online Module: Urticaria - Why and What Next

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To update skills in the diagnosis and management of urticaria.
Focus areas: Urticaria, Hives, Dermatology, Rash, Category 2, Online

Relevance to General Practice

Learn about the different types of urticaria, new treatment updates, the factors that influence treatment decisions, and appropriate non-pharmacological and pharmacological management strategies.
This module includes educational videos and practical case studies provided by Professor Connie Katelaris, Professor of Immunology & Allergy, University of Western Sydney.

Learning outcomes
  • Distinguish between the three types of urticaria (acute, chronic spontaneous and inducible (physical) urticaria and be familiar with differential diagnoses
  • Understand the non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment options available for urticaria, including potential side effects.
  • Apply current guideline algorithms to appropriately increase treatment if required, and a process for ongoing patient monitoring.
  • Analyse patient questionnaires to understand the impact of urticaria on a patient’s quality of life, as well as strategies for assessing disease activity and treatment response
  • Identify when referral to an immunologist or dermatologist is required.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Ways in which health can be optimised and maintained are communicated to patients, family members and carers

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Diagnosis and management is evidence-based and relevant to the needs of the patient

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Professional knowledge and skills are reviewed and developed

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    • Effective triaging and time management structures are in place to allow timely provision of care

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Children and young people health
    • Dermatology
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    187600 - Online Module: Urticaria - Why and What Next
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