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Identifying potentially malignant lesions, treating actinic keratosis, identifying rashes, managing child eczema, assessing patients for minor surgery, and treatment of psoriasis are all covered in this learning plan worth 4 CPD credits.
The plan provides an educational update for GPs and other healthcare professionals in management of common skin conditions and red flag symptoms to look out for.
Each of five modules in the plan consists of an audio presentation from the MIMS Clinical Update 2016 conference, accompanied by speaker slides. Access to all modules is part of the MIMS Learning annual membership subscription.
NB: patient images presented at the conference are not available in all presentations.
Dr John McKenna outlines diagnosis of potentially malignant lesions, recent guidance on melanoma relevant to GPs, the use of dermoscopy and the treatment of actinic keratosis in primary care. Pictorial cases are presented.
Dr Graham Johnston provides a strategy for dealing with atopic dermatitis and child eczema including identification, advice for parents and management with emollients and other therapies.
Dr Elizabeth Ogden outlines steps to take for successful identification, including history-taking, assessing severity and distribution, morphology, blistering, colour and configuration.
Dr Nigel Stollery considers indications for minor surgery on the NHS, benefits for the patient and NHS of GP minor surgery, and outlines training, equipment and procedures that should be in place.