The Allergic Child: Sharing Insights for Remote Management

Program Date: 18 May 2020
Publication Date: 18 May 2020
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll identify the need for remote allergy clinics and the difference between a remote and onsite consultation; review key components of taking an allergy focused history; discuss practical tips for remote consultations; and evaluate the potential future of virtual allergy clinics. Originally presented as a live webinar on May 18, 2020.

Course Objectives:

•Explore best practice management of the allergic child via remote consultation including taking an allergy history and common red flags.
•Discuss practical tips for getting the best outcomes from the remote consultation.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Performance Indicators: 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.4, 8.3.7
  • Run Time: 56

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Jane Schlezinger, RD, BSc, PGCert. Allergy

Specialist Paediatric Dietitian
North Middlesex Hospital
London, UK

Jane is a highly experienced paediatric dietitian and has worked with infants and children for over 20 years. She qualified from Kings College London where she completed her clinical training at the University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

She has worked for many years as the lead specialist paediatric allergy dietitian within a busy, acute paediatric allergy service in London.

Jane has established a very successful community paediatric allergy dietetic service within multidisciplinary children’s services and presented her work at the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Conference 2019.

Jane has developed an interactive educational programme for teenagers living with peanut allergy to help reduce accidental, life-threatening allergic reactions.

Jane has also project-led audits in GP practices into cow’s milk protein allergy. Her work has been presented to clinical commissioning groups and resulted in raising funds for additional paediatric allergy dietitians.

Jane has sat on advisory boards for medicine management and contributed to appropriate prescribing guidelines in local clinical commissioning groups.

Jane is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Allergy at Southampton University.

Jane is currently working for Abbott Nutrition as a Medical Science Liaison


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