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Psoriasis Phototherapy Guidelines and Care Improvement Strategies
Overview & Disclosures

Psoriasis Phototherapy Guidelines and Care Improvement Strategies

Date of Original Release:  April 18, 2022
Date of Expiration:
April 18, 2025
Estimated Time of Completion:  .5 hours

Target Audience
Dermatologists and others involved in the delivery of dermatologic care.

Statement of Need
The American Academy of Dermatology bases its CME activities on identified professional practice gaps, the educational needs which underlie these gaps, and emerging clinical research findings as these relate to dermatology. Learners should reflect upon clinical and scientific information presented in this CME activity and determine the need for further study.

Learning Objectives
Following participation in this activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Recognize the appropriate type of phototherapy treatment based on individual patient characteristics.
  • Identify the types of phototherapies that are currently not supported by evidence for the treatment of psoriasis.
  • Identify the appropriate background assessments needed before starting phototherapy treatment
  • Recognize the possible risks associated with phototherapy and how to reduce the risk in patients.
  • Identify performance indicators, associated tools, and resources which aid in the assessment and improvement of the quality of addressing phototherapy in psoriasis patients.

 

Accreditation Statement
The American Academy of Dermatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMA PRA Credit Statement
The American Academy of Dermatology designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions to Claim Credit
To Claim CME credit for this activity, the learner must complete the post-activity evaluation survey.

Planners

David Castillo
Research Specialist, Science and Quality
American Academy of Dermatology
Rosemont IL

Mona El-Shamaa
Manager, Quality Improvement
American Academy of Dermatology
Rosemont, IL

Sameer Malik
Associate Director, Science & Research
American Academy of Dermatology
Rosemont, IL

Laura Vera
Associate Director, Quality Innovations
American Academy of Dermatology
Rosemont, IL

Speakers

Henry Lim, MD, FAAD
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI

Kristina Callis Duffin, MD, MA, FAAD
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Reviewers

David Castillo, Research Specialist, Science and Quality
American Academy of Dermatology
Rosemont IL

Mona El-Shamaa
Manager, Quality Improvement

Rosemont, IL

Staff:

Christine Presta – Associate Director, Digital Learning
American Academy of Dermatology
Rosemont, IL

Christina Cortese – Senior Instructional Designer
American Academy of Dermatology
Rosemont, IL

Melinda Keske – Coordinator, Digital Learning
American Academy of Dermatology
Rosemont, IL

 

Disclosures

All planners, speakers, reviewers, and staff for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (formerly known as commercial interests).

Conflict Mitigation Statement
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, the American Academy of Dermatology has implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning implementation of this activity, to identify and mitigate conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control the content.

Unapproved Use Disclosure
The American Academy of Dermatology requires CME faculty/authors to disclose to learners when products or procedures are being discussed are off-label (not approved for the indications being discussed), unlabeled (not approved for any indications), experimental and/or investigational (not FDA approved); and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these products/procedures. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent approval information. Faculty/authors of this activity may be discussing information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved labeling.

Disclaimer
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) is not responsible for statements made by the author(s). Statement or opinions expressed in this activity reflect the views of the author(s) and do not reflect the official policy of the AAD. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only, is not intended to establish a standard of care, and is not meant to substitute for independent medical judgment of a health provider relative to the diagnostic, management and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 

No Medical Advice
The information in this publication by the American Academy of Dermatology or any third party should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified dermatology professional. The American Academy of Dermatology does not answer specific medical questions or refer people to a particular dermatology professional.

Contact Information
For the American Academy of Dermatology Member Resource Center, please call (866) 503-7546.

 

 

Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Apr 18, 2025
Credit Offered:
0.5 CME Credit

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