At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:
1) Identify patients in whom the immune system function is questionable
2) Know diagnostic tests useful in delineating a patient's immune responses
3) Understand strategies for maximizing outcomes for the immune-compromised
Professional practice gap to be addressed: Improved awareness of immunodeficiency states should enhance their detection.
Overall goal: Earlier detection and treatment of immunodeficiency states.
Target audience: Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, health care administrators