Speaker Emily Fridlington, MD
Program Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion...
Besides the DNA annual conference, what other dermatology conferences do you prefer to attend?
As I am learning, I find there is not a conscesus on the proper measurement of a macule, papule, etc...
I see a few reference of less than 5mm being a macule.
I have also seen a reference of less than 1cm being a macule (instead of a patch).
Can anyone direct me on what is the standard?
Have you ever wondered what just one nurse practitioner could do to help promote the NP role? The next few days will offer two exciting opportunities for NPs to join the conversation, and let their voices be heard in the national health care arena.Escape Fire - Don't Let This Escape Your Attention Don’t let the chance to watch and comment on Escape Fire escape your attention when it re-airs on CNN, Saturday, March 16th at 8:00pm ET. It will re-air again at 11pm & 2am ET. An "Escape Fire" is an unconventional or counter-intuitive solution to a difficult problem. To survive approaching forest fires, firefighters will burn the grass around them to create a fuel-free safe spot. Escape fires are needed to fix our health care system in this country in much the same way that NPs need to be recognized for their role as providers of expert primary, acute and specialty health care services. The documentary asked the question, “What is your escape fire?” NPs are an answer to the health care crisis. The documentary does not acknowledge the role of the nurse practitioner but does provide opportunities for viewers to weigh in thru social media. With more than 157,000 NPs practicing in the United States today, the NP has a powerful voice and a compelling message. Let that voice and message be heard by commenting on Escape Fire this Saturday. Reference #RescueHealthcare on Twitter to join the conversation. When the documentary aired for the first time last weekend, hundreds of people joined the conversation and commented. The hashtag continues to trend, with thousands participating, creating an exciting opportunity for nurse practitioners to make their voices heard in this important health care discussion. Pro-Health Care Breakfast Briefing: Defining the Scope of PracticeAANP President Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, will join a prestigious panel on Tuesday, March 19 for a discussion on defining the scope of practice. The Pro Health Care Breakfast Briefing is sponsored by Politico, an American political journalism organization based in Arlington, VA that distributes content via television, Internet, newspaper and radio. Its coverage of Washington, D.C. includes the U.S. Congress, lobbying, media and the presidency. The event will take place at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Panel members joining Angie include:
Joanne Kenen, health care editor for Politico, is moderator of the event, which will include questions submitted thru Twitter by referencing #ProHCBB. Be sure and tune in for this very informative discussion, and remember to join the conversation. The event will be streamed live on politico.com/livestream starting at 8 a.m. ET on the 19th.Call to ActionThere has never been a better time for nurse practitioners to make their voices heard. Health care is at the center of the national agenda, and NPs are a vital part of the solution to the health care crisis facing our country. Talking points are available to help facilitate discussions. Please join one or both conversations on Twitter, and follow @AANP_News for the most current updates and items of interest to nurse practitioners. Let your voice be heard!
Does anyone have patient educational materials decribing normal wound healing or wound expectations, or activity level after suture removal?
In doing a search, I learned a little bit about dermoscopy. I noticed that the Mayo Clinic in Arizona offers a course.
The questions I have are:
1.) Do you think being trained and having a dermoscope has helped you in your practice?
2.) If not, why?
3.) If yes, why?
4.) Do you have a specific light with magnifier you like to use? Which brand?
One article indicated that using a dermoscope increased the provider's identification by 30% when diagnosing.
Jamie (the new NP in Dermatology)
Does anyone have a nursing procedure for the treatment of hyperhidrosis with Botox? I have been assigned to do one for a outpatient clinic that is associated with a teaching hospital.
I am seeking advice from Nurse Practitioners who are currently in the Dermatology field. I am a recent new graduate with my Master's as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I have had an interest in dermatology for personal reasons (having suffered from bad acne and to the joy of looking at other people's skin- sounds weird, but I like seeing what does not fit in the picture). I have never worked in Dermatology, yet I have been given an opportunity. A physician is willing to hire me as an RN at the clinic for a year so I can be trained. After the year, I can take on the role of a NP. However, I have also been offered a position to work at a family clinic as an FNP. I know the opportunity from the Dermatologist is rare. I do have a few questions for those who are already in the industry.
1.) With the changes in the health care system, do you forsee issues with NPs who are specialized (such as dermatology) vs. those who are in general practice?
2. ) Do you see reimbursement rates changing?
3.) Why did you decide to go into dermatology? How did you know this was your area of choice?
4.) Do you think the opportunity I am offered is ideal for someone who has no experience in the field? Or should I be a family clinic FNP and then specialize after a few years?
5.) Any advice you would give?
I thank you for your time to answer. Your experience and knowledge means a lot to me, a new grad still finding her feet.
Greetings, fellow NPS members!
If you haven't done so already, check out the NP Forum program guide under the DNA Annual Convention site! Susan Tofte, FNP, our amazing program chair, has lined up an impressive program this year for us! I hope to see many of you there and spend some time catching up! Look out, New Orleans!