The new version 7 of PAPAA's popular Psoriasis in Practice digital resource online training programme is now available until 29 April 2022. The programme is aimed at helping frontline healthcare providers to manage and care for people affected by the skin condition psoriasis, and its associated psoriatic arthritis.
The course is aimed at providing a basic understanding of the causes of psoriatic disease and provides practical advice about managing patients, the treatments required and when to refer. Version 7 in response to the COVID-19 crisis includes how to manage patients virtually, by telephone or video conferencing.
The course has been accredited by the RCN Centre for Professional Accreditation. On successful completion, participants will be able to access a certificate indicating they have acquired 10-study hours towards their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) portfolio requirements.
Psoriasis in Practice includes real stories of real people which demonstrate the problems associated with the conditions and can help healthcare professionals to understand a broader holistic view from the patient perspective of what it is like to live with a chronic, often very visual, disease.
Dermatology nurse Julie Van Onselen, the course author and overseer of much of the course content said,
“I am really pleased to be able to work with PAPAA on such a brilliant resource and would recommend anyone with an interest in managing psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis at primary care level to consider enhancing their learning and improving patient assessment and care to sign up to the course.”
Course Administrator, Caroline Marven said,
“We have received positive feedback from those who have previously taken the course, including people expressing how it has improved their confidence to be able to manage psoriatic patients effectively.
The course can be accessed at any time for the user and is available 24/7 via any compatible computer, laptop, mobile or tablet device. This allows complete control for participants to manage their learning needs.”
PAPAA Chief Executive, David Chandler said,
“That for many with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, the diseases can be very distressing affecting all aspects of their life. The conditions can be well managed at primary care level and the charity believes that by supporting those that deal directly with patients, they can help alleviate some of the psychological impact of the condition.”
For more information about the course and how to sign up, follow this link