Itching for Relief: Atopic Dermatitis Management Considerations for PAs and NPs
Atopic dermatitis (AD) can affect anyone. Although more common in pediatric patients, adults can also experience AD—sometimes as a new onset disorder. The itching and pain can be associated with significant stigma and psychosocial distress leading to significant psychiatric complications such as anxiety and depression. Impact on development and QoL can be substantial. AD is overwhelmingly first seen, diagnosed, and managed in primary care. PAs and NPs play an important role in the management of AD. In this activity, adaptive learning is utilized to engage participants and help improve the overall knowledge and confidence in busy PAs and NPs in treating patients with AD.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Develop a management strategy for AD taking into account patient quality of life considerations
- Manage AD as a chronic, persistent disease that changes over the lifespan
- Review new and emerging therapeutic options for the management of AD in all age groups