Performance Improvement CME (PI CME) Chronic Urticaria

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Performance Improvement CME (PI CME) for Dermatology: Chronic Urticaria

PI CME is a self-directed, web-based activity designed to help you evaluate your practice.

The activity is comprised of 3 stages:
Stage A - Perform 10 patient chart reviews from the condition selected, evaluate your results, and self-identify areas of improvement
Stage B - Based on results of Stage A, develop and implement an improvement plan
Stage C - Evaluate improvements and perform a second chart review for 10 additional patients with the condition selected seen after your improvement plan is implemented

Target Audience
Dermatologists and allergist/immunologists

Learning Objectives
Following participation in this activity, you should be able to, in your clinical practice setting:
• Identify the diagnostic tests necessary to conduct to ensure accurate diagnosis of the cause of urticaria
• Describe current recommendations for the appropriate treatment and management of patients with chronic urticaria
• Assess the benefits and drawbacks of specific treatments for chronic urticaria according to current evidence

Patient Inclusion Criteria
• Patient with a diagnosis of chronic urticaria (urticaria that has been continuously or intermittently present for 6 weeks or longer)

Commercial Support Disclosure
Performance Improvement CME – Chronic Urticaria is offered free of charge due to the support of an educational grant from Genentech.

CME only available to purchasers. CME Expires November 2016

NOTE: Purchasing this PI CME activity does not enroll the purchaser in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. For more information about MOC, please contact that American Board of Dermatology directly at (313) 874-1088 or visit www.abderm.org

Accreditation
The American Academy of Dermatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Credit Designation
The American Academy of Dermatology designates this Performance Improvement CME activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAD Recognized Credit
This CME activity is recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology for 20 AAD Recognized Credits and may be used toward the American Academy of Dermatology's Continuing Medical Education Award.

American Board of Dermatology and American Board of Allergy and Immunology Maintenance of Certification Approval
The Performance Improvement CME – Chronic Urticaria has been approved by the American Board of Dermatology to satisfy part of Component 4, Evaluation of Performance in Practice, of the Maintenance of Certification.

The American Board of Allergy and Immunology has approved this performance improvement module to meet the requirements for Part IV of their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

For ABD diplomates who have completed this activity in its entirety (Stages A, B and C), participation in this activity will appear on your AAD Continuing Professional Development Transcript. You also need to update your ABD profile to report completion of a MOC Component 4 activity at www.abderm.org.

For ABAI diplomates who have completed this activity in its entirety (Stages A, B and C), the AAAAI will send your completion data to The American Board of Allergy & Immunology for MOC Part IV credit.