Introduction – Essentials of Dermatology Diagnosis.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP^
- Approach dermatologic disorders with a consistent and logical method.
- Interpret the role of “color” in the diagnosis of cutaneous lesions.
- Select the appropriate therapy for common disorders.
Leg Ulcers and the Principles of Wound Care.
Upon completion of this session, using the Wound and Regeneration Guidelines for the Management and Treatment of Venous and Arterial Ulcers (2006), the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Differentiate and treat leg ulcers, based upon etiology, and the Guidelines of the American Academy of Dermatology for treating venous, arterial, diabetic associated and pressure ulcers.
- Apply the basic principles of wound care.
- Appraise the rationale for various wound dressings.
Routine Adult Care.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Determine which screening tests are indicated for particular patients, according to USPSTF guidelines.
- Employ Guideline recommendations presented for common disorders such as HBP, Lipids, STD’s, Cancers-lung, Cx, Breast, etc; AAA, Hep B & C; T2DM, etc., .
- Advise your patients regarding vitamins and supplements as per the USPSTF and Evidence.
- Order appropriate immunizations for adult patients as per the ACIP and CDC Schedules.
Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL
- Explain the incidence and prevalence of anxiety and depression.
- Evaluate patients with signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression so as to make an accurate diagnosis as per the APA and DSM-5 Criteria.
- Prescribe appropriate medications and/or behavior modification to treat the various degrees of anxiety and depression as well as bipolar disorder from initiation to continuation and maintenance, when needed
- Identify the suicidal patient and take appropriate actions for their safety as well as the public.