Hope for the ‘Heartbreak of Psoriasis’ - CMEZ369

Hope for the ‘Heartbreak of Psoriasis’

by Maria Baptiste, MSN, APRN-BC, NP-C, CCRN-CMC
(4.6 / 19 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Psoriasis is a chronic disorder of the skin and joints that devastates many patients. In addition to its physical effects, psoriasis also affects patients socially and psychologically. Psoriasis affects more than 7.5 million Americans. Nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in all settings may encounter patients diagnosed with psoriasis who are experiencing psoriatic outbreaks or symptoms related to psoriatic arthritis. Healthcare providers should be able to recognize psoriasis, refer to it correctly (instead of using terms such as “rash”), and support their patients based on professional knowledge of this condition.


The goal of this continuing education program is to educate nurses and physicians about psoriasis — its causes, symptoms, treatments, and management. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the pathophysiology, types, and common signs and symptoms of psoriasis
  • Describe treatment modalities and self-directed control measures
  • Identify methods of obtaining support for the physical and emotional aspects of the condition

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and physicians.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) 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 Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (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 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 10/2/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/4/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/4/2021

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

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


For Florida professionals:

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TAMI ASKEW A - Portsmouth, VA  ·  Jan 07, 2019
great review of derm
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Christine R - Avondale , AZ  ·  Feb 29, 2016
it was very informative
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50