Rhinitis Treatment Strategies for Healthcare Providers

About the Course
The purpose of this course is to explain the epidemiology of rhinitis, discuss the pathophysiology of allergic and nonallergic rhinitis, review assessment and diagnostic testing for rhinitis, and describe the pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatment strategies of allergic and nonallergic rhinitis.  

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the epidemiology of allergic and nonallergic rhinitis.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of allergic and nonallergic rhinitis.
  • Review assessment and diagnostic testing for allergic and nonallergic rhinitis.
  • Explain the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment strategies for allergic and nonallergic rhinitis.
About the Author
Dr. Karen Scaglione, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, ACNP-BC, CLNC, is an assistant teaching professor at Saint Louis University Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing, teaching in the Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program as well as the doctoral program. Dr. Scaglione currently practices in critical care and hospitalist medicine. Dr. Scaglione is involved with many committees locally and nationally, currently sitting on the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner content expert panel for the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Scaglione was honored in 2019 as the March of Dimes NP of the year from Missouri and Illinois. Her doctoral dissertation was the creation of an AGACNP emergency room/critical fellowship for the Veterans Healthcare Administration. Dr. Scaglione has published in the Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice. She is the international bestselling coauthor of Owning Your Own G.R.I.T and the author of the anthology compilation Rising with Resilience. 
How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 1.5-hour commitment of time.  
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity. 
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Provide required personal and payment information. 
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation. 
  • Print your Certificate of Completion. 
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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