Atopic Dermatitis - 0513-0000-17-089-H01-P

Atopic Dermatitis

by Wendy Chaing, PharmD, MBA, MPH
(4.5 / 0 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Atopic dermatitis manifests as a chronic, pruritic inflammation of the skin. The condition is usually associated with elevated immunoglobulin E levels and family history. The disease is characterized by red and itchy dry skin. Clinical manifestations of atopic dermatitis vary with age and target different areas of the body. Risk factors associated with the disease include family history and filaggrin gene expression (the gene which codes for a large protein known as profilaggrin, which makes up the outermost layer of skin or epidermis). Goals of therapy are to minimize the number of exacerbations of the disease and reduce the duration and degree of each flare. Moisturizers, or more specifically emollients, are crucial for managing the symptoms of the disease to help maintain hydration in the epidermis, leading to an enhanced skin appearance and itch reduction. Various other pharmacological agents also may be used.


The goal of this atopic dermatitis continuing education module is to provide healthcare professionals with information about the latest updated management options for atopic dermatitis. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the pathophysiology, etiology, precipitating factors, and clinical signs and symptoms related to the presentation of atopic dermatitis
  • Discuss clinical complications and treatment goals for the disease
  • Identify nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment modalities for the management of atopic dermatitis
  • Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate monitoring parameters to reach treatment goals

Approval Information
This course is intended for pharmacists
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Initial Release Date: 04/18/2017; Planned Expiration Date: 04/18/2020

Course Originally Released on: 3/6/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/23/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/18/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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KEVIN H - Olathe, KS  ·  May 19, 2018
have your medical dictionary handy
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Andrew P - Scottsdale, AZ  ·  Apr 30, 2018
clear and concise. great information but could add more into different topical steroid formulations and their potencies.
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Sara A - kuwait, WA  ·  Apr 29, 2018
good course to do for pharmacist in hospital
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Fatemah A - ahmadi, IT  ·  Apr 04, 2018
the topic was helpful with a good amount of knowledge abut treatment symptoms and pathohysiology
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Kaye T - Greeley, CO  ·  Mar 05, 2018
not a very interesting topic but it was informational
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Price: $15.00
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