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  • A Sample Dermatology Protocol

      Many nurse practitioners have asked me about dermatology protocols. They are no different from other protocols and should be an outline of your practice agreement with your supervising or collaborating physician. These protocols should remain broad and general, but list important and specific aspects of your practice like prescribing ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on April 14, 2014
  • The Don’ts of Cryosurgery

    Cryosurgery is a process where liquid nitrogen is applied to a lesion to induce cell death. It is a procedure done every day in dermatology offices and is now done routinely in primary care offices as well. It is a relatively low-risk procedure, causes minimal scarring and can be used for a multitude of conditions, including actinic ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on August 9, 2013
  • Update on Melanoma Patient

      This post is an update on the patient I reported on in my March 1 post. He is 75 years old and came to our office as follow-up after excision of scalp lesions. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic melanoma.   The photo shows his scalp involvement 3 months later. These satellite lesions are growing at an exponential rate. The ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on July 11, 2013
  • My Four Favorite Derm Cases

      1. A patient presents with a new spot on the nose for 3 months. No history of skin cancer. I believe it's a BCC and path proves it's a SCC, WOW! 2. Ceruloderma, a drug-induced pigmentation secondary to Lupus medication.   3. ''Show and Tell:'' I love a zip lock bag attached to the chart on the door. This patient was proud of the ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on November 15, 2012
  • Treatment of Ochronosis

    A patient presents with discrete patches of hyperpigmentation on the face, particularly involving the cheeks and upper lip. She denies recent sun exposure or use of oral contraception pills. She was diagnosed a year ago with melasma and given hydroquinone, which she used as directed in the evening for three months. She now ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on October 23, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – NPs & Nurse Veterans, New PA Organization, Primary Care

    Have you visited our blogs lately? Last week, new NPs and nurse veterans battled on the value of floor experience. Our NP & PA Student blogger Terry Clarke, currently enrolled in a fast track NP program, expressed his views on what experienced nurses have going for them and what they still have to learn. Here are a few of the comments your ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on October 22, 2012
  • Coping With Psoriasis 'Virtually'

      This blog is brought to you by ADVANCE and DNA. The Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) will host a Virtual Psoriasis Symposium on Saturday, Nov. 10.  This event offers a unique educational format for dermatology and primary care nurses as well as nurse practitioners who treat patients with psoriasis. An estimated 7.5 ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on October 11, 2012
  • Lichen Sclerosus

    I cannot believe I have seen five lichen sclerosus (LS) cases in the past 4 workdays! I haven't seen LS for months and possibly a year. I remember my very first LS patient so clearly. I had just started practicing in Beverly Hills and I had a very aggressive mother pushing me to biopsy her 11-year-old daughter's vulva to confirm LS. Naturally, I ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on October 4, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – Phantom Pain, NP Scope of Practice, NP & PA Salary

    Last week, NP and PA readers submitted questions to our communities asking for advice from fellow clinicians. Below are a sample - if you have any advice for these NPs and PAs, comment on the respective article or share with us here and we'll make sure to pass along the wisdom. Have something you'd like a clearer answer on? Let us know on our ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on October 1, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – DNP Conference, Working in Corrections, Pain Management

    Last week, ADVANCE for NPs & PAs attended the 5th National Doctors of Nursing Practice conference, hosted by DNP, Inc., in St. Louis, Mo. We shared two great photos from the event on Facebook  (here and here) and live tweeted with updates from the conference floor. Here is some of what we tweeted from ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on September 24, 2012
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