Improving Patient Management in Psoriasis: The Role of the Nurse Practitioner

On-demand Webinar

Faculty Presenter

Lakshi M. Aldredge, MSN, RN, ANP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Dermatology Service
Operative Care Division
VA Portland Health Care System
Portland, Oregon

Activity Overview

This webinar will provide the nurse practitioner with an evidence-based overview regarding the management of psoriasis patients. Areas that will be discussed include comorbidities associated with psoriasis and how to screen patients; implementing methods for creating therapeutic patient–provider communication; assessing current and emerging clinical safety efficacy data; and will examine the importance of patient education in enhancing treatment compliance.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
  • Describe how to screen patients for comorbidities associated with psoriasis
  • Explain how to implement effective methods for improving patient–provider communication and incorporating patient-specific factors to help patients with psoriasis adhere to prescribed therapy 
  • Assess clinical efficacy and safety data of current and emerging psoriasis therapies in order to provide optimal treatment
  • Design individualized treatment strategies for psoriasis patients based on evidence-based guidelines, safety and efficacy of pharmacologic treatment options, disease severity, and patient quality of life (QoL) factors
  • Examine the importance of patient education and awareness in improving treatment outcomes
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Targeted Audience: Nurse Practitioners
Registration Fee: Free
Length of Webinar: 1 hour
Release Date: October 20, 2017
Expiration Date: October 20, 2018

Instructions for Obtaining Credit:

To receive credit, participants must complete the pre-assessment polling questions, view the webinar in its entirety, and complete the post-assessment questions and activity evaluation form.  All participants must request credit before October 20, 2018. CE credit will not be issued after this date.

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Physicians’ Education Resource®. 


Global Education Group is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 110121. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 0.0 hours of pharmacology). Activity ID# 2238E.
This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standard.
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
Lakshi M. Aldredge, MSN, RN, ANP-BC has the following relevant financial relationships with commercial interest to disclose:
  • Consultant/Independent Contractor: AbbVie, Lilly, Celgene, Novartis
  • Honoraria: AbbVie, Lilly, Celgene, Novartis
  • Speaker’s Bureau: AbbVie, Lilly, Celgene, Novartis
The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC( formerly ArcMesa Educators)
Planning Staff—David Heckard; Maryjo Dixon, RPh; Jyoti Arya, PharmD, RPh; Donna Fausak; Nicole Grassano

Global Education Group
Kristin Delisi, NP; Andrea Funk; Liddy Knight.

Activity Disclaimer

Global Education Group and Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC strive to provide the highest level of service. However, unforeseen circumstances may necessitate the rescheduling or cancellation of live events, including, but not limited to, webinars, hosted by Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC. Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC reserves the right to cancel an event without notice. Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC will not be responsible for any expenditure incurred due to the cancellation.

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. Global Education Group (Global) and Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

System Requirements

PC-based participants

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000
Macintosh®-based participants
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

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