Eczema Series

Atopic Eczema Itch and Its Management

Free

Includes:
Lectures: 0
Credits: 0.75
Supported by independent educational grants from
Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron PharmaceuticalsPfizerIncyte

About this course


General
Skill level: all levels
Estimated time to complete activity: 45 min
Release date: March 19, 2018
Expiration date: March 18, 2019

Languages
English

Accreditations
American Nurses Credentialing Center(ANCC), American Medical Association(AMA)

Description


This activity is part of a 16-course series designed to equip licensed practitioners from medical, nursing, and related disciplines with a multidisciplinary approach to managing patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), also known as eczema. 

14. Atopic Eczema Itch and Its Management

To many experts, itch defines eczema, as eczema is the “itch that rashes.” To most patients, itch represents the most devastating, daily struggle with the condition. Although many conventional eczema treatments address the inflammation and barrier pathologies, itch is often neglected or poorly responsive to treatment. Itch is also the first symptom to occur and the last symptom to dissipate in eczema. Therefore, practitioners need specific tools to address itch in patients with eczema. The specific mechanisms that lead to itch and management strategies are presented. 

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Define mechanisms of itch in AD
  • Appraise available therapies to reduce itch in AD
  • Discuss coping mechanisms for managing itch in AD
NameReported Financial Disclosure
Reviewer: Hadar Lev-Tov, MDDermveda founder and shareholder
Planner: Venita SivamaniDermveda founder and shareholder

Faculty/Speaker Disclosure(s)

All planning committee members, reviewers, planners, and faculty identified conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity were resolved prior to the activity.

COI Resolution: Ensure a balanced discussion of research and practice. Avoid trade names, company names, and logos. Medical advice will not be provided.

NameReported Financial Disclosure
Gil Yosipovitch, MD

Grants/Research Support: Sun Pharma, Pfizer, Sanofi

Consultant: Sanofi, TREVI, Menlo, Novartis, Sienna, Galderma

Type of Activity

Online internet enduring

This Activity Is Part of the Following Program:

1. What Is Eczema and Who Gets It?

2. Why People Get Eczema - What We Know and Where Do We Go from Here?

3. Is It Eczema? Principles of Eczema Diagnosis

4. Eczema Mimickers Case Study

5. Introduction to Management of Eczema

6. Educating Patients on Eczema: How to Train Your Patient to Be a Pro and How This Can Make All the Difference

7. Overview of Therapeutic Approaches to Eczema

8. What Are Emollients and How They Work in Eczema

9. Schmear It On - New Paradigms in Topical Treatments for Eczema

10. Systemic Therapies for Eczema: The New Horizon Is Here

11. Adjunctive Therapies in the Treatment of Eczema

12. Lifestyle and Diet in the Treatment of Eczema

13. Psychosocial Aspects of AD and Building a Support Network

14. Atopic Eczema Itch and Its Management

15. Eczema Complications

16. Putting it Together - Clinical Pearls for Integrative Eczema Management

Physician Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Education Resources (MER) and Dermveda. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Medical Education Resources designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit

Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This CE activity provides 0.75 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299 for 0.75 contact hours.


Contact Information

This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and Dermveda.

For questions regarding accreditation, please contact MER at 800-421-3756. For all other questions, please contact learnskin@dermveda.com

This activity is subject to MER's Privacy Policy and LearnSkin's Terms of Use.

Free

Includes:
Lectures: 0
Credits: 0.75