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Psoriasis: An Overview of Current and Emerging Medications

Psoriasis: An Overview of Current and Emerging Medications

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

30 minutes

Released

November 13, 2015

Expires

November 12, 2016
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Maximum Credits

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
0.50 / CE for Nurses; includes 0.25 pharmacotherapy credits

Accredited Provider

This activity is provided by Haymarket Medical Education (HME) for physician credit.
This activity is co-provided by Medical Education Resources (MER) for nursing contact hours.

Program Description

Many health care professionals other than dermatologists may not be aware of the range of therapies, particularly systemic, available for patients with moderate to severe psoriasis, outside of topical therapies, phototherapy, or the older biologics, which can be ineffective or come with significant end-organ toxicities. It is important that clinicians be aware of the common adverse effects of newer treatments.

Intended Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care health care professionals who will treat patients with psoriasis.

Educational Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Assess the side effects, interactions, and contraindications of the various psoriasis treatments
  • Demonstrate methods to decrease complications from psoriasis and from the therapies that are available
  • Identify risk factors, such as smoking or alcohol consumption, that may exacerbate psoriasis and increase the chance of cardiovascular disease

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, HME requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME resolves all conflicts of interest in an effort to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

Furthermore, HME seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. HME is -committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

Faculty

Eman Bahrani, BA
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Ms. Bahrani has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Maura Holcomb, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Dr. Holcomb has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Publishing Staff, Planners, and Managers Disclosures

HME planners, managers, and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
MER planners, managers, and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Credit

0.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

HME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

HME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
The AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.50 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.

Credit

0.50

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

MER is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This CE activity provides 0.50 contact hour of continuing nursing education.

MER is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for 0.50 contact hour. This activity qualifies for 0.25 pharmacotherapy credit.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. HME and MER do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of HME or MER. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.

Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better is required. This continuing education is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test, and have received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your CME History, which you can then access at any time.

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