Navigating Beta-Lactam Allergies

Tiffany Ward
Friday, November 22, 2019
Category: Allergies and Adverse Drug Reactions, Bacterial Infections

Dr. Ward begins her presentation by reviewing the impact of beta-lactam allergies on the healthcare system. She then discusses the classification system for the different types of hypersensitivity reactions. The significance of beta-lactam allergy cross reactivity is then mentioned. She goes on to explain how beta-lactam allergy testing is performed. Lastly, she identifies strategies to improve the documentation of beta-lactam allergy reporting.


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