As the body’s largest organ, the skin is constantly working to protect the body’s internal organs and regulate temperature, among other vital functions, and the condition of a person’s skin can reflect their overall health and aging status. Diseases of the skin, such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, affect people of all ages and can take a major toll on the patient’s quality of life. CME Outfitters has developed this Dermatology Education Hub with a number of educational activities and resources to help you better treat and manage your patients with aging skin or skin disease in order to increase quality of life.
Nutrients, Dietary Supplementation & Aging Skin
Dietary supplementation and healthy lifestyle choices are an important part of caring for one’s skin. Many clinicians are unaware of the crucial role that nutrition and dietary supplementation can play in keeping the skin healthy. It is imperative that clinicians are informed of and able to share this information with their patients to encourage pro-active skin care.
Atopic dermatitis (AD) affects at least 28 million people of all ages in the United States, with no known direct cause – although, research seems to point to a mixture of hereditary and environmental factors. While there is not yet a cure for AD, new compounds are coming out that can significantly improve symptoms for your patients and produce less severe side effects than the treatments being used currently. Personalized action plans are an important part of managing this disease and have been shown to contribute to improved adherence & outcomes. Tune into these short CME Outfitters Snacks where expert faculty highlight responses of real patients with AD regarding their treatment, while discussing personalized action plans, latest recommendations for treatment, and guidelines for managing AD from the American Academy of Dermatology.
Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis
Psoriasis, another serious medical condition, affects an estimated 7.5 million people in the United States alone, seen largely in the adult population. An estimated total direct cost of treatment associated with psoriasis was estimated in 2013 to equal roughly $63.2 billion. According to the CDC, 10 to 20 percent of patients with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis, a serious joint inflammation condition. Similarities between psoriatic arthritis and other various types of arthritis can cause create delays in a correct diagnosis, and symptoms of the skin disease are not always seen before symptoms of the arthritis.
Patient Education and Resources
CME Outfitters has partnered with Pack Health, a health management company, to offer additional help and support for patients with Psoriasis. View, download, and share the card below with your patients!
CME Outfitters is proud to share our findings from a recent study aimed at determining whether online medical simulation-based education could assist clinicians in achieving best practices related to screening for comorbidities, such as psoriatic arthritis or cardiovascular disorders, as well as counseling and treating for patients with psoriasis. Read the full findings below!