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Dermatology Training Course for NPs and PAs

ARC Live is now The Skin Course!  15.0 CME including 10.0 pharmacology contact hours.  

Hands-On Modules Included in the Course

Biopsy Excision Training

Participants will learn the proper technique for biopsy and excision of skin tags, moles, and cystic lesions using punch and scalpel techniques.

Incision and Drainage Training

Participants will learn the proper technique for incision and drainage of an abscess, whether or not to pack, and definitive treatment including antibiotic appropriateness.

Ultrasound Abscess Assessment

Ultrasound Assessment Training

With ARC Live, participants will get hands-on practice in the art of ultrasound assessment of abscesses and soft tissue disorders.  Participants will learn how to differentiate an abscess with fluctuance from simple cellulitis and answer that all important question of “Should I cut?”.

FUNDAMENTALS

  • When to cut
  • How to cut
  • When to treat with antibiotics

HANDS-ON MODULES

  • Incision and drainage training
  • Ultrasound assessment of abscesses
  • Biopsy training
    • Punch
    • Skin tag and mole removal
    • Basic pathology

TOPICS

  • Anesthesia methods
  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Sepsis
  • Dermatology in history
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Sebaceous cyst
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Pilar cyst

TOPICS

  • Measles
  • Scarlet Fever
  • Rubella
  • Filatow-Dukes
  • Erythema Infectiosum
  • Roseola Infantum
  • Shingles
  • Chicken Pox
  • Molloscum Contagiosum
  • Hand-Foot-Mouth
  • Impetigo
  • Felon
  • Paronychia
  • General Cutaneous Abscesses
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Folliculitis
  • Axillary (hidradenitis)
  • Pilonidal abscess versus cyst
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Peritonsillar abscess
  • Neck abscess
  • Sialadenitis
  • Bartholin cyst versus abscess
  • Paraspinal abscess
  • Dental abscess
  • Breast abscess
  • Parotitis

TOPICS

  • Allergies
  • Easiest Rash Algorithm Ever
  • Scarlet Fever
  • Reyes
  • Kawasaki
  • Eczema
    • Dishidrosis
    • Discoid
    • Food allergy related
  • Psoriasis
    • Plaque
    • Nail
    • Inverse
    • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Pytiriasis Rosea
  • The Tineas
    • Corporis
    • Versicolor
    • Pedis
    • Cruris
    • Unguium
  • Intertrigo
  • Lymphangitis
  • Erysipelas
  • Rhus dermatitis (poison ivy)
  • Seborrheic dermatitis

SPECIAL TOPIC

  • Spider bite, or something else?
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