PsA/PsO – Specialty Technician Guide for Psoriasis

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A product of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy's (NASP) Center for Specialty Pharmacy Education(CSPE). View more NASP/CSPE Activities

Activity Description

Psoriasis is a complex, inflammatory disease process affecting millions of patients. Pharmacy technicians in nearly any setting likely encounter psoriasis patients on an almost daily basis. As such, it’s important to know the individual manifestations of psoriasis and profound effects it may have on patients. This activity is designed to enhance the knowledgebase for pharmacy technicians on the topic of psoriasis (PsO) through a review of the different types and locations, goals of treatment and current treatment options. Additionally, this module identifies other activities of a specialty pharmacy in caring for patients with psoriasis, including financial assistance and patient management programs.

Learning Objectives

The target audience for this activity includes pharmacy technicians. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the presentation, prevalence and risk factors for Psoriasis, including differentiation between the types.
  • Describe the goals of therapy and prognosis of Psoriasis.
  • Outline the current treatment options for Psoriasis.
  • Explain the important workflow processes to consider when dispensing medications to treat Psoriasis.


Matthew Toennies, Pharm.D., CSP
Pharmacy Supervisor
Avera Specialty Pharmacy
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota


It is the policy of ProCE, LLC to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its continuing education activities. Faculty must disclose to participants the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship with the manufacturer of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation. Matthew Toennies does not have any relevant commercial and/or financial relationships to disclose.

CE Accreditation

Release Date: October 1, 2021
Expiration Date: October 1, 2024

Pharmacy Technicians

This CE activity is jointly provided by ProCE, LLC and the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP). ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-21-230-H01-T has been assigned to this knowledge-based, home-study activity. This CE activity is approved for 0.75 contact hour (0.075 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. Completion of an evaluation and post-test with a score of 70% or higher is required to receive CE credit. Proof of completion will be posted in NABP CPE Monitor profiles. No partial credit will be given.


No external support has been received for this activity.


The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, LLC or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.