Practice Parameters

Rhinitis Pocket Guide

Practice parameters, as developed by the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters, are documents that establish boundaries for appropriate patient care. They acknowledge the range or variations that currently take place in the allergy community regarding management of allergic conditions and use of procedures to diagnose and treat these conditions. They attempt to promote consistency in practice while allowing for variable approaches based on individual patient differences using evidence from the medical literature to achieve good clinical practice. 

To view the practice parameters, please visit the Rhinitis Practice Parameters page.


Curated Resources

Below is a list of selected resources for this topic area that the College has discovered and believes are relevant to our members. These resources are curated by the College but are not directly developed or administered by the College. For the learning activities developed by the college for this topic, please visit the Course Catalog.

Co-morbidities of Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis: WAO Online Symposium - Lecture 1. Allergic Airway Diseases: Evidence Based Medicine

Delivery MethodOwnerYearCMECostNotes
Webinar (recorded)World Allergy Organization (WAO)20130.00$0.00 
After studying this material you will be able to: Explain the link between allergic airway diseases, allergic rhinitis and asthma, supported by evidence based medicine. Explain the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms of the link between allergic airway diseases. Recognize the impact of allergic airway diseases in development of rhinitis and asthma as part of one airway disease. Understand the importance of simultaneous diagnostic approach and treatment of allergic airways diseases in addition to its co- morbidities to improve health outcomes.

Co-morbidities of Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis: WAO Online Symposium - Lecture 2. Allergic Rhinitis: Burden, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Delivery MethodOwnerYearCMECostNotes
Webinar (recorded)World Allergy Organization (WAO)20130.00$0.00 
Following this presentation, the audience should be aware of the: Global burden of allergic rhinitis (AR) Clinical picture and investigations necessary to diagnose AR Differential diagnosis from other causes of rhinitis Available lines of therapy and their cost-effectiveness

Co-morbidities of Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis: WAO Online Symposium - Lecture 3. Understanding and Managing Allergic Rhinitis and Co-morbid Asthma

Delivery MethodOwnerYearCMECostNotes
Webinar (recorded)World Allergy Organization (WAO)20130.00$0.00 
After studying this material you will be able to: Explain from concept to reality the link between asthma and allergic rhinitis (AR) as co-morbid conditions Explain the impact of AR and co-morbid asthma on the quality of life, the costs and morbidity as well as the therapeutic outcome of treating AR in patients with co-morbid asthma Explain the effect of medications used to treat AR and the evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment for AR Highlight the integrated approach to the management of AR and co-morbid asthma

Co-morbidities of Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis: WAO Online Symposium - Lecture 4. Morbidity and Co-Morbidities in Children with Allergic Rhinitis

Delivery MethodOwnerYearCMECostNotes
Webinar (recorded)World Allergy Organization (WAO)20130.00$0.00 
After studying this material you will be able to: Review the prevalence of nasal allergies in children Understand the symptoms that bother children with nasal allergies Generate concern regarding the magnitude that nasal allergies reduce quality of life, sleep, and productivity Appreciate the numerous conditions associated with allergic rhinitis in children

 

WAO Conversations with Experts: Chronic Sinusitis with and without Nasal Polyps

Delivery MethodOwnerYearCMECostNotes
Podcast (MP3, etc.)World Allergy Organization (WAO)20090.00$0.00MP3 Format, 3.9 MB
Claus Bachert, MD, PhD Kliniek voor Neus- Keel- en Oorheelkunde Gent, Belgium Conducted by: Allen P. Kaplan, MD

WAO Conversations with Experts: Rhinitis and Current Research in Singapore

Delivery MethodOwnerYearCMECostNotes
Podcast (MP3, etc.)World Allergy Organization (WAO)20110.00$0.00MP3 Format, 13.7 MB
Bee-Wah Lee, MD, PhD National University of Singapore Singapore Conducted by: Richard F. Lockey, MD

WAO Conversations with Experts: Rhinovirus: What's New?

Delivery MethodOwnerYearCMECostNotes
Podcast (MP3, etc.)World Allergy Organization (WAO)20090.00$0.00MP3 Format, 8.9 MB
James Gern, MD University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin (USA) Conducted by: Richard F. Lockey

WAO Conversations with Experts: Therapeutic Approaches in Non-Allergic Rhinitis; What Works and What Doesn't

Delivery MethodOwnerYearCMECostNotes
Podcast (MP3, etc.)World Allergy Organization (WAO)20080.00$0.00MP3 Format, 11.3 MB
Robert Naclerio, MD University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois (USA) Conducted by: Paul Potter, MD

WAO Conversations with Experts: Vocal Cord Dysfunction Syndrome

Delivery MethodOwnerYearCMECostNotes
Podcast (MP3, etc.)World Allergy Organization (WAO)20090.00$0.00MP3 Format, 3 MB
Stephen Tilles, MD Northwest Asthma and Allergy Center Redmond, Washington (USA) Conducted by: Richard F. Lockey, MD

WAO Online Learning Module: Allergic Rhinitis (Adult)

Delivery MethodOwnerYearCMECostNotes
E-LearningWorld Allergy Organization (WAO)20151.00$0.00Is listed on the website as offering CME, but there is no accreditation
On completion of this interactive learning program, you should be able to: Explain the differential diagnoses of rhinitis in an adult patient. Discuss the different symptoms and symptom burden of allergic rhinitis in adults. Classify allergic rhinitis on the basis of severity, following the ARIA Guidelines. Choose diagnostic tests for the diagnosis of AR and interpret the results. Discuss the role of different non-pharmaceutical measures, pharmacotherapy and immunotherapy in the management of allergic rhinitis. Evaluate the use of the available pharmacotherapy for the relief of individual symptoms in allergic rhinitis.

WAO Online Learning Module: Allergic Rhinitis (Pediatric)

Delivery MethodOwnerYearCMECostNotes
E-LearningWorld Allergy Organization (WAO)20151.00$0.00Is listed on the website as offering CME, but there is no accreditation
On completion of this module, you should be able to: Discuss the diagnostic work-up of a child with rhinitis symptoms Describe the co-morbidities of rhinitis in childhood and assess the likelihood of a child with rhinitis proceeding to develop asthma Develop a treatment plan for a child with intermittent (or persistent, depending on the allergen used in the case history) rhinitis. Explain the role of environmental control measures in the management of allergic rhinitis.

WAO Online Learning Module: Allergic Rhinitis with Asthma in Children

Delivery MethodOwnerYearCMECostNotes
E-LearningWorld Allergy Organization (WAO)20132.00$0.00Active until Oct. 31 2016
On completion of this interactive learning program, you will be able to: 1. To identify risk factors and co-morbid conditions associated with allergic rhinitis in the pediatric population. 2. To identify the pathophysiology of allergic rhinitis in children and the common inflammatory mediators associated with it. 3. To be able to diagnose children with allergic rhinitis based on signs and symptoms and be familiar with other mimicking conditions affecting the nose. 4. To establish a treatment plan for children with allergic rhinitis, including the different steps of environmental control measures, pharmacotherapy, and other therapeutic modalities. 5. To recognize the role of specific pollen immunotherapy in the management of children with allergic rhinitis according to the international guidelines.

WAO Online Learning Module: Management of Asthma with Co-Morbid Allergic Rhinitis in Adults

Delivery MethodOwnerYearCMECostNotes
E-LearningWorld Allergy Organization (WAO)20130.00$0.00Active until Oct. 31 2016
On completion of this interactive learning program, you should be able to: Understand the link between allergic rhinitis and asthma (What do the ARIA guidelines say?) Be knowledgeable about the antihistamines available as options to treat allergic conditions in adults. Be familiar with the effect of medications used to treat allergic rhinitis on asthma management in adults. Be knowledgeable about the alternative options for managing asthma in adults (What do the GINA guidelines say?)

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