FEATURE ARTICLESDistributing Written Action Plans to Control Eczema Symptoms in ChildrenLebedoff, Karla; Bain, Michelle; Walsh, Susan Author Information Karla Lebedoff, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. Michelle Bain, MD, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, Chicago, IL. Susan Walsh, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, University of Illinois Chicago Nursing, Chicago, IL. The authors declare no conflict of interest. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Karla Lebedoff, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, 845 S. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60612. E-mail: [email protected] Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal’s Web site (www.jdnaonline.com). Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association: 11/12 2022 - Volume 14 - Issue 6 - p 256-260 doi: 10.1097/JDN.0000000000000711 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Written action plans for chronic diseases, such as asthma, guide parents to improve clinical outcomes for their children. Many primary care and specialty care clinicians follow national guidelines and prescribe asthma action plans annually. However, written action plans are not routinely prescribed for eczema, a chronic disease with high morbidity and prevalence that commonly presents before asthma symptoms develop. This quality improvement project initiated the use of eczema action plans with parents whose children were being managed by a pediatric dermatologist. Clinical outcomes and confidence among parents managing their child's eczema symptoms using an eczema action plan were measured. Many parents who followed individual eczema action plans reported improvement in their child's symptoms, supporting further investigation into the expected benefits of distributing eczema action plans for use at home, school, and other environments harboring potential eczema triggers. Copyright © 2022 by the Dermatology Nurses’ Association.