DERMATOLOGY DILEMMASSkin and Soft-Tissue Infections It's More Than Just Skin DeepMartinez, Nicole PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, PHNEditor(s): Martinez, Nicole PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, PHN, Column Editor Author Information University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science San Diego, California. Corresponding Author: Nicole Martinez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, PHN, University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110 (email@example.com). Disclosure: The author reports no conflict of interest. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal: July/September 2020 - Volume 42 - Issue 3 - p 196-203 doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000312 Buy Metrics Abstract Skin and soft-tissue infection (SSTI) are one of the most common infections in both the community and hospital settings and account for nearly 4.8 million emergency department visits annually. These infections can vary in presentation, treatment, management, and potential for complication. As emergency medicine providers, early recognition and diagnosis of the disease are key. Point-of-care ultrasound is an invaluable tool that has contributed to the expeditious evaluation of these diseases with ultimate guidance for clinical management for SSTIs. This article reviews 3 SSTIs—cellulitis, abscess, and necrotizing fasciitis—and presents a common case study for consideration. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.