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Types of scars and treatment

Speciality Classification
Pharmacists
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
45 minutes
Provider
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Types of scars and treatment explained

Australian Pharmacist - March 2021 - Over the counter

The formation of a scar is a part of the body's normal physiological response to wounding. Genetic predisposition, delayed wound healing and wound infection (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus or Escherichia coli) are risk factors for excessive scarring.Scars can be classified as normal, atrophic, contracture, hypertrophic and keloid. An individual may have multiple scar types in the same anatomical site. While often considered trivial, scars can cause pain, pruritus, psychological, functional and/or cosmetic problems for the individual. The pharmacist is well placed to provide advice on both scar prevention and treatment. This article will cover the different types of scars and provide information on treatment options.

Learning Objectives

After reading this article, the pharmacist should be able to:

  • Identify the different types of scars
  • Discuss management and treatment options for scars
  • Explain the role of the pharmacist.

CPD Credits

Accreditation Code:  CAP2103OTCMB

Group 1:  0.75

Group 2:  1.50

This activity has been accredited for 0.75 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 0.75 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which can be converted to 0.75 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Delivery
Title
Types of scars and treatment
Speciality Classification
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
45 minutes
CPD Points
Group 1 CPD (or 0.75 CPD credits), Group 2 CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits)
Price
Free
Price Details
Exclusive to Members
Location
Online
Price:
Free
Exclusive to Members
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