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Diagnosis and Management of Foreign Bodies in the Skin

Winland-Brown, Jill E. EdD, MSN, FNP-BC; Allen, Sandra MSN, FNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000383220.72147.e2
Features: Clinical Management Extra

PURPOSE: To enhance the learner's competence in the diagnosis and management of foreign bodies in the skin.

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. Accurately assess clinical presentation of foreign bodies in skin wounds.

2. Demonstrate use of diagnostic tests and injury management.

This continuing education activity will help clinicians to better assess the signs and symptoms of foreign bodies embedded in the skin and determine the best course of treatment to resolve the problem.

Jill E. Winland-Brown, EdD, MSN, FNP-BC • Professor • Florida Atlantic University, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing • Boca Raton, Florida

Sandra Allen, MSN, FNP-BC • Nurse Practitioner • American Mobile Dermatology • Boynton Beach, Florida

Dr Winland-Brown has disclosed that she has no significant relationships regarding this educational activity. Ms Allen has disclosed that she has no significant relationships regarding this educational activity. All staff, faculty, including spouses/partners (if any) 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.

This continuing educational activity will expire for physicians on October 31, 2011.

This article was adapted from Winland-Brown JE, Allen S. Foreign bodies in the skin. Nurse Pract 2010;35(6):43-7.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.