Dermatology Nursing Essentials Workshop

Mar 4, 2017 8:00am ‐ Mar 4, 2017 5:00pm


The Dermatology Nursing Essentials Course has been developed for the new nurse (LPN, RN or MA) in dermatology to help them gain a better understanding of the anatomy and physiology of skin along with medications, diseases and treatments encountered in dermatology. This course is also recommended for dermatology nurses who work in specialized dermatology practices, such as surgery or cosmetic dermatology, who simply want to refresh their memory related to more general dermatology.

Learning Objectives:

  • Name the layers, appendages, and key functions of the integumtary system.
  • List subjective and objective data which are necessary for a comprehensive assessment of the skin and express appropriate terminology used for primary and secondary lesions.
  • Recognize risks and benefits of topical treatments and medications.
  • Define several types of eczemas and their clinical presentations and identify therapeutic interventsions frequently used to treat these various eczemas.
  • Describe the cutaneous presentation of bactierial, viral, and fungal infections and their appropriate treatments.
  • Identify the common manifestations of biting/stinging insects and infestations and their appropriate treatment modalities.
  • Identify common dermatologic disorders of the sebaceous, apocrine, and eccrine glands and describe common therapeutic treatment modalities.
  • Review and discuss ues fro treatment with phototherapy, equipment, protocols, and side effects and concerns for clients and staff.
  • Identify the symptoms, discuss the etiology, and support the treatment of the major types of photodermatoses.
  • Distinguish between premalignant and malignant skin lesions.


  • Karrie Fairbrother, BSN, RN, DNC, CDE, Nurse Educator, St. Peter's Hospital
  • Noreen Heer Nicol, PhD, RN, FNP, NEA-BC, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver
  • Theresa Coyner, RN, MSN, ANP-BC DCNP, Nurse Practitioner, Randall Dermatology
  • Cynthia Heaton, BSN, Utilization Review Case Manager, Department of Veteran Affairs

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