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Dermatology

  • Creator:   The Nurse Practitioner
  • Updated:   4/5/2021
  • Contains:  10 items
Nurse Practitioners in primary care are seeing more patients with common skin conditions and must be up to date on the latest treatments.
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Vesicular hand dermatitis

Sobering, Geraldine; Dika, Cheryl

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(11):33-37, November 2018.

Vesicular hand dermatitis is a type of eczema involving the fingers, hands, and sometimes the feet. It is common in primary care, requiring prompt treatment to prevent chronicity. The cause is often unknown, making the condition challenging to treat. Management consists of avoiding irritants and using emollients and topical corticosteroids.

Newest lipoglycopeptides for the management of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections

Bell, Allison M.; King, S. Travis; Barber, Katie E.; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(10):31-37, October 2018.

Acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs) are some of the most commonly encountered infections worldwide. Hospitalizations as a result of ABSSSIs are associated with high mortality. This article discusses the role of oritavancin and dalbavancin, the two newest lipoglycopeptides, in the context of the other available I.V. infusion standard therapy options.

Improving dermatological screening in primary care

Wheatley, Brittany

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(4):19-24, April 19, 2018.

Skin cancer is treatable and curable; therefore, primary care providers should perform skin assessments for detection of skin cancer. Due to conflicting guidelines and time constraints, most providers do not conduct adequate skin inspections. This project aimed to improve skin inspection, documentation, and skin cancer detection through increased patient gowning.