A Comprehensive Management Guide for Atopic Dermatitis

Jennifer D. Peterson, MD; Lawrence S. Chan, MD


Dermatology Nursing. 2006;18(6):531-542. 

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Patient Education

Patient and family education is an integral part of managing atopic dermatitis. It is important to answer the questions of patients and their caregivers completely. Education should include information on causes and triggers of atopic dermatitis; prognosis, treatment, prevention; and address the patient quality of life. Nursing education of patients with atopic dermatitis increases patient compliance, increases in the appropriate usage of topical corticosteroids, and is vital to overall clinical improvement (Hanifin et al., 2004). Table 6 provides an Internet re source guide for patients and their families.

CE Information

The print version of the article was originally certified for CME credit. For accreditation details contact the publisher, Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., East Holly Avenue Box 56, Pitman, New Jersey 08071-0056


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