Information for Post Convention Workshops are Currently Pending and updated information will be posted soon.
901: Dermatology Nursing Essentials Workshop
The Dermatologic Nursing Essentials Course has been developed for the new or experienced dermatology care provider (NP, RN, LPN, MA, and Office Staff) to help them gain an overall understanding of the body’s largest organ, the integumentary system. Anatomy and physiology to common diseases and treatments encountered in dermatology are the focus. This course is also recommended for dermatology nurses who work in specialized dermatology practices, such as surgery or cosmetic dermatology, or who are reviewing for national certification in dermatology nursing. This expert faculty has authored chapters in the current DNA textbook, Dermatologic Nursing Essentials, A Core Curriculum, 3rd Edition.
Name the layers and appendages of the skin, which comprise the integumentary system.
List subjective and objective data, which are necessary for a comprehensive assessment of the skin.
Identify common dermatology disorders of the sebaceous, apocrine, and eccrine glands Distinguish between premalignant lesions, and malignant skin lesions by different growth patterns and clinical presentations.
Identify skin disorders that would be appropriate for phototherapy and desired outcomes.
List appropriate treatment modalities for infection, bites/stings and infestations.
Define several types of eczemas and their clinical presentations including atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and nummular eczema.
Define the phases of wound healing and at least three factors that delay the wound healing process.
902: The Joan Shelk Fundamentals of Phototherapy Workshop
Sponsored by Daavlin and National Biological Corporation
In a special tribute to Joan Shelk, DNA Past President and the developer of our first workshops, a special phototherapy program has been developed. The Fundamentals of Phototherapy is an intensive one-day training for those administering light therapy under a doctor’s supervision. This workshop covers psoriasis and other photo-responsive skin diseases: PUVA, narrow and broad band UVB therapy, equipment operation and metering, and other responsibilities associated with phototherapy administration. Participants who complete this workshop in its entirety will be awarded 7.0 – 7.5 ANCC contact hours. Target Audience: RNs, NPs, LPNs and other healthcare professionals working with phototherapy.
Identify skin disorders that would be appropriate for phototherapy and their outcomes. Describe the differences between UVA and UVB light.
Describe one difference between UVL and Visible light.
Name one condition treated with Photodynamic Therapy (PDT).
Identify the types of lamps used in phototherapy.
Describe the difference between internal and external metered equipment. Identify the differences between UVB and UVA protocols. Describe appropriate patients for each therapy.
Recognize and manage the major short and long-term side effects of phototherapy.
Describe the rationale for shielding and common shielding techniques; identify appropriate shielding materials that decrease or deter the effects of UVL. Understand the importance of topicals in combination with phototherapy.
Describe documentation pitfalls.
Identify what makes a successful phototherapy unit.
903: Cosmetic Workshop
The Cosmetic Workshop is an opportunity for attendees to learn about procedures and treatments including fillers, neurotoxins, laser, lifts, and other aesthetic offerings in the setting of dermatologic surgery. Methods for injecting for anti-aging will be discussed. The newest lasers for aging skin, pigment, vascular lesions overall rejuvenation will be reviewed. Complications, informed consent, and patient selection considerations will also be reviewed.
Discuss cosmetic use of fillers and neurotoxins in dermatology.
Discuss application, risks and benefits of lasers for cosmetic treatments in dermatology.
Discuss complications and other considerations for cosmetic procedures in dermatology.