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Immune Deficiency Foundation Launches Free Accredited Course for Nurses About Primary Immunodeficiency and Immunoglobulin Therapy
Date:9/6/2011

tion: Primary Immunodeficiencies, Combined T-cell and/or B-cell Immune Defects
  • Kristin Epland, MSN, FNP-C, Midwest Immunology Clinic, Plymouth, MN
    Presentation: Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy (IVIG)
  • M. Elizabeth Younger, CRNP, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Presentation: Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin Therapy (SCIG)

  • Sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from CSL Behring, this free online course will help any nurse who is involved with administration and management of immunoglobulin therapy or primary immunodeficiency diseases where immunoglobulin is used.

    "Each nurse will walk away from this course with a greater knowledge of primary immunodeficiency and their role treating patients," said Boyle, who founded IDF 30 years ago.  "IDF wants to improve health outcomes and increase optimal treatment for our patients.  We believe this course will help accomplish this."  

    Registration

    To register for the course, interested nurses can go directly to the course site at : http://primaryimmune.org/healthcare-professionals/continuing-education-course-for-nurses.  In the login prompt, you will be able to register on the site, and then move on to take the course.

    About IDF

    The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) was founded in 1980.

    On behalf of those with primary immunodeficiency diseases, IDF provides educational programs and materials that offer medical information, guidance about health insurance issues, important life management and patient care resources, and support for patients and family members.  IDF supports advocacy to promote healthcare legislation and policies that positively affect the primary immunodeficie
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