Conference Schedule

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration Open

Grande Foyer

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dermatology Nursing Certification Board – Certification Exam

Seabreeze 1&2

Post-Convention Workshop 901

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dermatology Nursing Essentials Workshop

Noreen Heer Nicol, PhD,RN, FNP, NEA-BC, Chair
Grace Chung, DNP, FNP-BC
Theresa Coyner, MSN, NP
Cynthia Heaton, BSN,RN
Katrina Masterson, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, DCNP

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The Dermatology Nursing Essentials Course has been developed for the new or experienced dermatology care provider (NP, RN, LPN, MA, Office Staff) to help them gain an overall understanding of the body’s largest organ, the integumentary system. Anatomy and physiology to common diseases and treatments encountered in dermatology are the focus. This course is also recommended for dermatology nurses who work in specialized dermatology practices, such as surgery or cosmetic dermatology, or who are reviewing for national certification in dermatology nursing. Many of this expert faculty have authored chapters in the DNA textbook, Dermatologic Nursing Essentials, A Core Curriculum, Third Edition.

Learning Objectives:

1 – Identify key functions of the integumentary system.
2 – List subjective and objective data, which are necessary for a comprehensive assessment of the skin.
3 – Identify common dermatology disorders of the sebaceous, apocrine, and eccrine glands.
4 – Define several types of eczemas and their clinical presentations including atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and nummular eczema.
5 – Identify skin disorders that would be appropriate for phototherapy and desired outcomes.
6 – Identify the common manifestations of biting/stinging insects and infestations.
7 – Distinguish between premalignant, and malignant skin lesions by different growth patterns and clinical presentations.
8 – Define the phases of wound healing and at least three factors that delay the wound healing process.

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Post-Convention Workshop 902

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cutaneous Surgical Workshop

Kellen Strickland, BSN, RN, Chair
Matthew Hand, MD
Justin Leitenberger, MD
Blake Sampson, MD
Oliver Wisco, DO, FAAD, FACMS

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The Cutaneous Surgery program has been developed for nurses and healthcare providers who participate in the care of patients undergoing dermatologic surgical procedures. This full day course is designed to meet the needs of individuals either new to the field of dermatology surgery, or to broaden the knowledge base of experienced dermatology professionals. The curriculum will provide education designed to enhance current nursing practice. Formal presentations by nurses and providers specializing in dermatologic surgery are offered to include topics of preoperative assessment, postoperative wound care, surgical anatomy, local anesthesia, surgical procedures closures, and surgical complications.

Learning Objectives:

1 – Discuss pre-operative assessment.
2 – Manage the predominant surgical complications after cutaneous surgery.
3 – Review common and uncommon surgical repairs for common defects seen in Mohs surgery.
4 – Review important anatomy during cutaneous surgery.
5 – Review of the different cosmetic procedures used in dermatology including energy based devices, neuromodulaters, fillers and surgery.
6 – Describe the different types of anesthetics and their uses in dermatologic surgery.
7 – Discuss different types of post-operative wound dressings.

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Post-Convention Workshop 903

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Suturing Workshop – AANP

Heather Onoday, RN, BSN, FNP-C, Chair
Samuel Christensen, PA-C

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The Suturing workshop will include didactic as well as hands-on instruction from expert providers in dermatologic surgery. Suturing equipment will be made available and participants will have the opportunity to practice techniques including punch biopsy, simple repairs, intermediate closures, and subcuticular types of closures. Suturing materials will be discussed. Instructors will be available to give demonstration and immediate feedback for participants.

Learning Objectives:

1 – Discuss skin biopsy.
2 – Discuss basic excisional surgery.
3 – Discuss suturing materials for biopsies and wound closure.
4 – Discuss cosmetic considerations of biopsy and excisional surgery.
5 – Review post-operative wound care, bandaging and surgical complications.

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Post-Convention Workshop 904

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cosmetic Workshop – AANP

Heather Onoday, RN, BSN, FNP-C, Chair
Sandeep Saluja, MD
E. Victor Ross, MD

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The Cosmetics in Dermatology workshop offers continuing education two nurses and healthcare professionals, emphasizing both the basics of cosmetic dermatology, as well as new and innovative therapies. Diverse experts in cosmetic dermatology will offer education on topics including neurotoxins, variety of fillers and other injectables, liposuction, blepharoplasty, lasers and other rejuvenating procedures.

Learning Objectives:

1 – Review some of the common and uncommon complications of neuromodulators, fillers, lasers, body contouring devices and sclerotherapy.
2 – Describe methods to prevent these complications.
3 – Manage selected complications when they occur.

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