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This is the first primary care dermatology reference written by and for nurses. It is unique in its focus on approximately 60 skin conditions that are commonly seen in primary care settings and its use of decision trees to assist in accurate diagnosis. Organized for quick access, it presents conditions alphabetically and includes evidence-based treatment and management information along with full color photos and a digital photo archive.
The resource provides an overview of dermatology basics including skin anatomy and physiology. Illustrations, graphs, and skin terminology help to document rashes, lesions, and diseases during diagnostic evaluations. The book also includes risk factors in relation to skin conditions and diseases. It addresses dermatologic diagnostics such as skin assessment, specimen collection procedures, and evidence-based topical, systemic, and surgical treatment options. A broad spectrum of management strategies are included along with alerts when expert follow-up is indicated. Additionally, the book supplies patient education information.
- Focuses on more than 60 commonly seen dermatological conditions with high-quality, full color photos
- Presents four unique decision trees to foster accurate diagnosis and clinical decision-making
- Delivers evidence-based protocols for diagnosis, treatment, and management
- Uses a consistent format to promote quick access to information
- Written by advanced practice nurses with nurses’ informational needs in mind
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