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Psoriasis Management Considerations: What Would You Do?


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Patients with a rash are commonly seen in the primary care office. Can you tell if it's psoriasis? This interactive case explores psoriasis diagnosis, management and when to refer to a specialist. The goal of these lectures is to equip clinicians with evidence-based knowledge and provide increased competence in managing their patients with psoriasis.


Activity Title

Psoriasis Management Considerations: What Would You Do?


Three Modules Combined for Nurses

Accreditation Type

AANP Credits

Release Date

September 30, 2017

Expiration Date

September 29, 2019

Estimated Time to Complete Activity

15 minutes


Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify practical strategies for confirming diagnosis in a busy primary care clinical setting
  • Apply key aspects of available guidelines to inform treatment selection and patient evaluation
  • Evaluate new and emerging agents approved for psoriasis, their mechanisms, and efficacy and safety data
  • Recognize scenarios in which referral to a specialist for diagnostic or treatment purposes is recommended

Daniel G. Federman, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Associate Chief of Medicine
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
West Haven, Connecticut

Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD
Department of Dermatology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Barbara Yawn, MD, MSc, MsPH
Adjunct Professor
University of Minnesota
Rochester, Minnesota


  1. There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  2. Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  3. Complete the CME/CE activity
  4. Complete the online posttest. A score of at least 75% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  5. Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form, which provides each participant with the opportunity to comment on how participating in the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
  6. Credit documentation/reporting: Your CE certificate will be available for download.


This activity is provided by the Louisiana Nurse Practitioner Foundation (LNPF) under the sponsorship of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and in collaboration with The France Foundation.

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

PCPs face challenges surrounding every aspect of psoriasis care, from diagnosis to management to referral for specialty care. Since PCPs are often responsible for evaluation and management of patients with psoriasis, it is crucial that they are prepared with diagnostic skills, familiar with treatment options and guidelines, and aware of scenarios in which referral for specialist expertise is warranted. Mastery of these skills can in turn contribute to improved care for affected patients, who are often dissatisfied with care.

This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour of continuing education (which includes 0.5 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 17092829. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The France Foundation (TFF) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TFF resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all their educational programs. Furthermore, TFF 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. TFF is committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

Activity Staff Disclosures
The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at The France Foundation who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty Disclosure–Content Creators
The faculty listed below report that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Dr. Daniel Federman
  • Dr. Barbara Yawn

The following faculty report that they have relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Dr. Steven Feldman serves as a consultant for Abbvie, Alvotech, Advance Medical, Caremark, Celgene, Galderma Laboratories, L.P., Gerson Lehrman Group, Guidepoint Global, Janssen, Kikaku, Leo Pharma Inc., Lilly, Merck & Co, Inc., Mylan, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer, Inc., Regeneron, Sanofi, Sienna, Sun Pharma, Suncare Research, Valeant, and Xenoport. He receives grant support from Abbvie, Celgene, Galderma Laboratories, L.P., Janssen, Lilly, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer, Inc., Regeneron, Sanofi, and Taro. Dr. Feldman is a speaker for Abbvie, Celgene, Janssen, Leo Pharma, Inc., Lilly, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer, Inc., Regeneron, Sanofi, Taro, and Valeant. He receives royalties from Informa, UpToDate, and Xlibris. He is a stock holder for Causa Technologies and Medical Quality Enhancement Corporation.

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis.

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