The Cutaneous Surgery program has been developed for nurses and healthcare providers who participate in the care of patients undergoing dermatologic surgical procedures. This full day course is designed to meet the needs of individuals either new to the field of dermatology surgery, or to broaden the knowledge base of experienced dermatology professionals. The curriculum will provide education designed to enhance current nursing practice. Formal presentations by nurses and providers specializing in dermatologic surgery are offered to include topics of preoperative assessment, postoperative wound care, surgical anatomy, local anesthesia, surgical procedures closures, and surgical complications.
Discuss pre-operative assesment.
Manage the predominant surgical complications after cutaneous surgery.
Review common and uncommon surgical repairs for common defects seen in Mohs surgery.
Review important anatomy during cutaneous surgery.
Review of the different cosmetic procedures used in dermatology including energy based devices, neuromodulaters, fillers and surgery.
Describe the different types of anesthetics and their uses in dermatologic surgery.
Discuss different types of post-operative wound dressings.
Mohs and Facial Plastics Fellow,
Dermatology Specialists of Spokane