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Clarifying Penicillin Allergies: Allergy Interviews, Skin Testing, and Delabeling

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CE Hours


Activity Type

  • Knowledge


Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
The Tennessee Pharmacists Consortium for Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.





  • (Pharmacist) Explain the “side chain theory” of antibiotic cross-reactivity.
  • (Pharmacist) Practice performing an antibiotic allergy interview.
  • (Pharmacist) Review the process, benefits and limitations of penicillin skin testing.
  • (Pharmacist) Explain the importance of “delabeling” penicillin allergies to prevent negative consequences.
  • (Pharmacy Technician) List potential health consequences for patients labeled with a penicillin allergy.
  • (Pharmacy Technician) Practice performing an antibiotic allergy interview.
  • (Pharmacy Technician) Review the process and materials required for penicillin skin testing.


Elizabeth W. Convington
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Samford University, McWhorter School of Pharmacy

Activity Number


Release Date: Aug 30, 2019
Credit Expiration Date: Aug 30, 2022

CE Hours