PURPOSE: To provide the wound care practitioner with an updated overview of the epidemiology, clinical presentation, treatment, and prevention of skin cancer.
TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.
OBJECTIVES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:
1. Describe the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of skin cancer.
2. Discuss the diagnosis, management, and prevention of skin cancer.
In this continuing education activity, the author discusses the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, management, and prevention of skin cancer.
Randy M. Gordon, MS, ARNP-BC, DNC • Nurse Practitioner • Gulf Coast Dermatology • Hudson, Florida
The author has disclosed that he was a consultant/advisor to SkinMedica. All staff in a position to control the content of this CME activity have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with, or financial interests in, any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Lippincott CME Institute, Inc, has identified and resolved all faculty and staff conflicts of interest regarding this educational activity.
This continuing education activity will expire for physicians on December 21, 2010.
This article was originally published in The Nurse Practitioner 2009;34(4):21-7.