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|2 Day Fundamentals of Dermatology for Primary Care|
Julie Van Onselen (RGN, RSCN, DipN, DipMar, Teaching Cert, BA(Hons) Director and Educator, Dermatology Education Partnership Ltd)
|Intro to Dermatology
Dates: 30 Sep & 14 Oct 2021
Times: 0915-1200 & 1300-1545
Venue: Microsoft Teams Online Platform
Places available: 12
|This course is suitable for: All primary Care Health Care Professionals together with Experienced HCAs
|By the end of the course, delegates should:
Improve skills in history taking, skin assessment and recognizing skin lesions
Gain practical evidence-based knowledge (pharmacological and non pharmacological)
on management of common skin conditions in primary care and know when to refer
Increase clinical confidence in advising patient and colleagues on
recognising and managing skin conditions; and supporting patients in self-management
|DAY 1. – Fundamental skin assessment and skin lesion recognition
Introductions and agenda
Anatomy and physiology of normal skin
Pathophysiology of acne, eczema and psoriasis – what are the skin changes in common dermatology conditions?
The language of dermatology – how to describe what you see?
Skin assessment and history taking – how to record what you see?
12.45pm LUNCH approx
Recognising skin changes: skin lesions and skin cancer – when to worry challenge
Screening for skin cancer and sun safety health care education guidance
Dermatology resources and guidelines – where to find information?
Course work and preparation for day 2
DAY 2. – Fundamental skin treatment and patient support
Welcome back and course work review Managing acne in primary care – with ‘hands on’ OTC and topical treatment for mild and moderate acne
Managing psoriasis in primary care- with ‘hands on’ topical treatment for mild and moderate chronic plaque psoriasis (including body and scalp application demonstrations)
Managing eczema in primary care – take the topical steroid challenge
1Meet the patient/s find out more how patient self manage chronic skin conditions and what they would like primary care HCPs to know(acne, eczema and psoriasis) with am emphasis of psycho-social aspects and‘living with’ a skin condition – roundtable session
13.00pm LUNCH Break
Practical emollient workshop – ‘test, try and feel’ to understand patient choice
Skin infections – how to recognise/diagnose and manage?
Genital skin conditions – Update on lichen sclerosis recognition and treatment
When to refer? Case study approach – group work (with TEA)
Practice reviews, competencies and reflective discussion