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157787 - IMPACT: Improving Outcomes in Adults with Atopic Dermatitis

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Interactive online module based around a real case, with a focus on patient perspectives, barriers to adherence (e.g. steroid phobia), psychosocial aspects and medical treatments. 
- Includes: 
- - - practical strategies to help patients with eczema, e.g. to interrupt the itch-scratch cycle 
- - - a printable eczema action plan - to help patients self-manage 
- - - a treatment algorithm for managing acute episodes in primary practice

Relevance to General Practice

The prevalence of atopic dermatitis (eczema) in Australia and New Zealand is 15- 20% and continues to rise. GPs are the first point of care. 

There is often a mismatch between severity of symptoms and presentation, and healthcare professionals can underestimate the burden of disease. Poor adherence and the use of unproven complementary therapies are common and greatly impact outcomes in atopic dermatitis. 

Our needs assessment survey identified that the most challenging issues GPs faced in managing patients with eczema was poor adherence and improving outcomes for patients who are inadequately controlled with topical therapies. Moreover, healthcare professionals report they find it challenging to educate patients about the chronic nature of their disease. This webinar works through a challenging case, providing clear guidance around management and patient education. 

Learning outcomes
  • Identify the considerable burden of atopic dermatitis on patients, their families, and caregivers.
  • Educate patients, their families and caregivers to improve their understanding of atopic dermatitis and promote adherence to therapies.
  • Apply strategies and tools that enhance patient - clinician communication and improve patient safety and quality of care.
  • Delivery
    Title
    157787 - IMPACT: Improving Outcomes in Adults with Atopic Dermatitis
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    1 hour
    Start Date
    18-Apr-2019
    End Date
    31-Dec-2019
    CPD
    1 hour
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
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