The Role of the Specialty Pharmacist in Optimizing the Quality of Care for Patients with Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Specialty Pharmacy Times, September/October 2015, Volume 6, Issue 5

The Role of the Specialty Pharmacist in Optimizing the Quality of Care for Patients with Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Celia P. MacDonnell, BS Pharm, PharmD

Clinical Professor of Pharmacy University of Rhode Island College of PharmacyKingston, Rhode IslandAdjunct Associate Professor of Family MedicineBrown UniversityAlpert School of MedicineProvidence, Rhode Island

Molly MacDonnell, PharmD

Clinical PharmacistDepartment of PharmacyWalter Reed National Military Medical CenterBethesda, Maryland

Disclosures

The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty

Celia P. MacDonnell, BS Pharm, PharmDMolly MacDonnell, PharmD

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education

Planning Staff—David Heckard; Maryjo Dixon, RPh; Dipti Desai, PharmD, RPh; Donna Fausak; and Nathalie Harden

Specialty Pharmacy Times Editorial StaffDavy James

An anonymous peer reviewer was part of the content validation and conflict resolution. The peer reviewer has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify common comorbidities, focusing on signs and symptoms of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and the need for increased recognition
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the efficacy and safety of current and emerging treatments for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
  • Characterize the major barriers to optimal adherence to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis treatments and describe the role of the specialty pharmacist in overcoming them
  • Examine the importance of patient education and awareness in improving treatment outcomes

Link to Activity: https://www.pharmacytimes.org/landing/735

Target audience: Specialty Pharmacists

Type of activity: Application

Release date: October 7, 2015

Expiration date: October 7, 2016

Estimated time to complete activity: 1.5 hours

Fee: This lesson is offered for free at www.pharmacytimes.org.

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEU) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-0000-15-130-H01-P. The activity is available for CE credit through October 7, 2016.