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Clinician education

Explore continuing medical education (CMEs) and other programs that are available for healthcare providers to learn about primary immunodeficiencies (PI).

Featured education programs

IDF often partners with other health organizations and academic institutions to host learning opportunities about PI. Some programs may be eligible for continuing medical education (CME) credit.

Navigating PI: Community health partner series

Provided by Project ECHO at Penn State College of Medicine and the Immune Deficiency Foundation, this free, online-only series prepares key health partners to serve the PI community best. It is open to community health workers, patient navigators, school nurses, and those serving the larger PI community. The curriculum provides an overview of up-to-date, evidence-based recommendations, resources, and guidelines for patients with PI. Topics include employment with PI, navigating healthcare systems, and caregiver fatigue.

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Understanding PI: A Project ECHO clinician education series

Provided by Project ECHO at Penn State College of Medicine and the Immune Deficiency Foundation, this free, CME-eligible virtual education series was designed to help providers recognize the signs of PI and the appropriate and timely steps to diagnosis. This series will also provide an overview of up-to-date, evidence-based treatment recommendations and guidelines for patients with PI.

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Providing Enhanced Medical Support for Patients with PI: A Patient-Guided Intervention to Ensure Patient Engagement During a Global Pandemic and Beyond

In 2021, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), the AXDEV Group, and the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) conducted a survey of over 300 PI patients. The findings indicated a need to address healthcare providers' skills and confidence in recognizing signs and symptoms of PI, the use and interpretation of diagnostic tests, how to engage patients in essential health discussions, and maintaining optimal patient care via telehealth. This AAAAI online CME-eligible program helps address these gaps.


IDF video courses for nurses 

IDF Video Series for Nurses is an initiative of the IDF Nurse Advisory Committee. Originally developed as continuing education courses, these videos provide important background for any clinician involved with the administration and management of immunoglobulin therapy or the disease states where immunoglobulin is used.