Topical Treatment of Psoriasis Vulgaris in New Zealand (Nurses)

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Topical Treatment of Psoriasis Vulgaris in New Zealand (Nurses)

This Research Review E-Learning Module is intended for New Zealand nurses and nurse practitioners.  Content includes an overview of psoriasis vulgaris including presentation, impacts on patients and clinical assessment. Treatment protocols are discussed with a focus on topical therapies. Particular emphasis is given to a new aerosol foam spray containing a fixed-dose combination of calcipotriol and betamethasone diproprionate. This E-Learning Module is based on the Research Review Educational Series publication ‘Topical Treatment of Psoriasis Vulgaris in New Zealand’.


Before starting the module please read the Educational Series publication, accessed through the link below:

Topical Treatment of Psoriasis Vulgaris in New Zealand

The PDF can be viewed on screen or saved and printed through the link above. 

This E-Learning Module covers:

  • Prevalence, complications and impacts of psoriasis
  • Clinical features of psoriasis
  • Assessment & differential diagnoses for psoriasis
  • General treatment considerations
  • Protocols for treatment with topical therapies
  • Calcipotriol/betamethasone diproprionate aerosol foam spray

Learning outcomes

After completing this module you should have an improved understanding of the:

  • Prevalence, complications and impacts of psoriasis
  • Clinical features of psoriasis
  • Assessment & differential diagnoses for psoriasis
  • General treatment considerations for psoriasis
  • Protocols for treatment of psoriasis with topical therapies
  • Calcipotriol/betamethasone diproprionate aerosol foam spray

Contributing experts

Expert commentary is provided by Dr Bruce Taylor, Senior Consultant Dermatologist at Wellington Hospital. 

Module questions have been developed by Dr Chris Tofield who works part time in General Practice in Tauranga, New Zealand, is involved in clinical research and is a clinical advisor to the Bay of Plenty District Health Board.

Accreditation

“Topical Treatment of Psoriasis Vulgaris in New Zealand” E-Learning Module has been endorsed by The College of Nurses and has been approved for 1 hour professional development.
Further info

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