Herpes Zoster in the Emergency Department Potential for Severe OutcomesMartinez, Nicole, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, PHN; Arts, Serena, MSN, ANP-BC, CWCNSection Editor(s): Martinez, Nicole MSN, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, PHN; Column Editor Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal: October/December 2018 - Volume 40 - Issue 4 - p 285–295 doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000215 DERMATOLOGY DILEMMAS Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics An estimated one million cases of herpes zoster are reported in the United States annually. Although most cases of herpes zoster are self-limiting and require little interventions, some occurrences can result in potentially debilitating and/or life-threatening outcomes. The purpose of this article is to discuss the incidence, potential complications, treatment, and preventive measures of herpes zoster. A case report is utilized to emphasize the importance of a thorough evaluation and consideration of complications. University of San Diego, San Diego, California. Corresponding Author: Nicole Martinez, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, PHN, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Disclosure: The authors report no conflicts of interest. Copyright © Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.