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Phototherapy Workshop

In a special tribute to Joan Shelk, DNA Past President and the developer of our first workshops, a special phototherapy program has been developed. The Fundamentals of Phototherapy is an intensive one-day training for those administering light therapy under a doctor’s supervision. This workshop covers psoriasis and other photo-responsive skin diseases: PUVA, narrow and broad band UVB therapy, equipment operation and metering, and other responsibilities associated with phototherapy administration. Participants who complete this workshop in its entirety will be awarded 7.0 contact hours. Target Audience: RNs, NPs, LPNs and other healthcare professionals working with phototherapy.

The objectives of this activity:

  1. Identify photo responsive skin disorders, and desired outcomes of treatment.
  2. Describe grades and management of erythema and pruritus.
  3. Understand how Ultraviolet works. Differentiate Ultraviolet UVB from UVA, and protection against both. Understand differences in protocols for both.
  4. Recognize differences of internally and externally metered equipment. Identify types of lamps used in phototherapy.
  5. Describe ways to shield and appropriate shielding during phototherapy. Understanding why to shield during treatment.
  6. Describe what makes a successful phototherapy unit and some pitfalls. Share experiences and provide time for Q&A.


Angela Hamilton, FNP-C and Margaret Hirsch, BSN RN DNC


DNA is now taking private workshop requests. Please call the DNA National Office for fees. Fees include the workshop presentation (honorarium for trainer and travel expenses), program books, and nursing contact hour forms. If you have any questions about the specifics of the Phototherapy Workshop, or are interested in hosting this workshop, please contact the DNA National Office at 1-800-454-4362 or dna@dnanurse.org. Requests for workshops need to be submitted to the DNA National Office 6 weeks prior to the desired workshop date. Payment must be received no later than 2 weeks prior to the scheduled workshop date. Thank you for your interest.

Disclaimer: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply DNA, ANCC or CBRN endorsement of any product or services.

Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


DNA’s premier Joan Shelk Fundamentals of Phototherapy workshop has recently been updated to include the latest and most up-to-date treatments for phototherapy. Don’t miss the launch of this updated workshop! Space is limited, so register early!

The purpose of the workshop is designed to provide RNs, NPs, LPNs, and other healthcare professionals working in phototherapy with state-of-the-art information about phototherapy.

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-3890

A block of overnight rooms for October 19th and October 20th have been reserved at the rate of $279/night. Cut-off date to make your reservations is Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

Room reservations can be made at: https://book.passkey.com/e/49707204
or by calling directly to Reservations Toll Free: 1-877-303-0104 for the event: Dermatology Nurses Association – NPF Affiliate 2018

This meeting is being held in conjunction with the National Psoriasis Foundation’s 20th Annual Resident’s Meeting.

Angela Hamilton, FNP-C , Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center, Paris, Illinois
Margaret Hirsch, RN, BSN, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas

Online Registration can be found on the DNA Store
If you are a member, don’t forget to sign-in to obtain your member discount.

Or, please download the registration form below to mail or fax.
Download the Phototherapy Workshop Registration Form

Daavlin, a global leader in the phototherapy marketplace, offers a complete line of ultravioltet light devices for the treatment of psorisasis, vitilito, and other skin diseases. Full body, targeted, hand/foot, panel style, hand-held, UVA1 and blue light units are all available for use in the office or in the home.