Title: Emergency Medicine – Dermatology: Leg Ulcer Wound Care, Dermatology Emergencies, Drug Eruptions
Faculty: O. Fred Miller, III, M.D., Jeffrey Miller, M.D., M.B.A., Michele S. Maroon, M.D.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2018 Expiration Date: July 1, 2021
TOPIC 1: 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.
TOPIC 2: Dermatology Emergencies.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Detect the diagnostic signs of life-threatening skin emergencies secondary to medications.
- Detect the diagnostic signs of life-threatening skin emergencies secondary to infections.
- Differentiate the key pathological difference of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome from toxic epidermal necrolysis.
- Apply vaccine recommendations as per the CDC/IDSA and AAP.
TOPIC 3: Drug Eruptions: Etiology, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, EBM
- Recognize the numerous eruptions, such as DRESS, SJS and TEN, induced by medications.
- Recognize, identify and avoid the “most common” suspected drugs in producing certain reaction patterns.
- Employ treatment of DRESS.