Event Date/Time: Oct 01, 2007
End Date/Time: Oct 30, 2007
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: TOPIC 1: INTRODUCTION – ESSENTIALS OF DERMATOLOGY DIAGNOSIS - Approach dermatologic disorders with a consistent and logical method. Appreciate the role of "color" in the diagnosis of cutaneous lesions. Explain rationale for the therapy of common disorders. TOPIC 2: COMMON PROBLEMS IN OFFICE DERMATOLOGY - Develop a differential diagnosis of common disorders based on lesion morphology and distribution. Appreciate the many manifestations of cutaneous fungal disease. Be aware of fungal foot and nail changes and the approach to therapy. TOPIC 3: ACNE, PART 1: Pathophysiology, Recognition and Treatment - Characterize types of acne lesions and determine appropriate therapy based on pathophysiology. Develop a therapeutic ladder with a clear understanding of treatment indications, expectations, and side effects. Recognize current issues regarding usage of isotretinoin and long-term oral antibiotics. TOPIC 4: ACNE, PART 2: Identification and Treatment of Acne, Acneiform Eruptions and Rosacea - Recognize various acneiform eruptions. Initiate appropriate testing to distinguish such conditions, including culture and biopsy when appropriate, and initiate therapy. Diagnose and treat rosacea. TOPIC 5: LEG ULCERS AND THE PRINCIPLES OF WOUND CARE - Differentiate and treat leg ulcers based on etiology. Apply the basic principles of wound care. Explain the rationale for various wound dressings. TOPIC 6: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND TREATMENT OF FOOT ULCERS: Diabetic Ischemic and Neuropathic - Distinguish between ischemic and neuropathic etiologies of diabetic foot ulcers. Treat neuropathic ulcers successfully with debridement and weight off loading. Explain the rationale for selected footwear in the patient with neuropathy. TOPIC 7: PROBLEMS IN THE SUN, PART 1: Solar Radiation; Photodamage; Actinic Keratosis - Distinguish photo-distributed eruptions from those in which sunlight plays no role. Recognize the common clinical presentations of nonmelanoma skin cancers and precancers. Develop a therapeutic approach to ultraviolet induced lesions. TOPIC 8: PROBLEMS IN THE SUN, PART 2: Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers; Photosensitivity Reactions; Sun Protection - Recognize common photosensitivity disorders. Develop an approach to diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. Outline appropriate sun protective measures for your patients.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2006
Review Date: July 1, 2007
Expiration Date: July 1, 2009
10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM)