160135 - How to Treat Live - Dermatology Update 2019
- : Online
The active learning module will discuss accurate diagnosis and optimal management of common and distressing dermatological conditions with leading experts. Through a series of interactive case studies the content will enable GPs to accurately diagnose skin infections, benign and malignant lesions, and optimise wound management in the practice setting. GPs will also be able to engage specialists to learn appropriate cosmetic approaches to correct sun damage and scarring, and hear what’s new in treatment for challenging conditions.
Relevance to General Practice
The area of dermatology is of high interest and relevance to general practitioners. The 2014 – 2015 BEACH data reported that 16% of Australian general practitioner (GP) consultations contained a dermatological element. The impact of skin disease is amplified for patients as it often affects their psychological well-being, resulting in lowered quality of life in patients, and in some cases thoughts of suicide.
Dermatology Update 2019, as part of the How To Treat Live seminar series, is developed by an independent steering committee to address some of the most common skin diseases seen by general practitioners.
Sessions will look at skin infections and infestations, wound care, disorders of the nail, cosmetic dermatology and melanoma.
- Distinguish, assess and manage (with emphasis on infection control and prevention), the common bacterial, viral and fungal skin infections and infestations
- Systematically assess a wound to determine the most appropriate dressing and management
- Describe the presentation of hyperhidrosis and hidradenitis suppurativa and ensure patient safety with appropriate and timely referral
- Identify appropriate cosmetic approaches to correct sun damage, acne and other scarring in the general practice setting
- Distinguish between benign and malignant skin lesions and recommend appropriate management