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Managing skin lesions with liquid nitrogen cryotherapy

Managing skin lesions with liquid nitrogen cryotherapy

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Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

1 hour

Published

September 21, 2018

Updated

November 1, 2018

Programme Description

Treatment of skin lesions with liquid nitrogen cryotherapy is the subject of this interactive learning module by Professor Rodger Charlton. Tips for healthcare professionals cover which lesions are suitable for treatment, how to use liquid nitrogen, advising patients on what to expect and minimising damage to surrounding skin.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand how liquid nitrogen cryotherapy disrupts the cell membranes
  • Describe how to apply liquid nitrogen cryotherapy via a cryospray
  • Recall which lesions are suitable for cryotherapy treatment
  • Reflect on the number of treatments needed for different lesions
  • Advise patients on what they can expect during and after the treatment
  • Be aware of how to minimise damage to the surrounding normal skin
  • Author

    Professor Rodger Charlton
    GP trainer, Hampton-in-Arden, Solihull
    Professor of primary care undergraduate education, Leicester Medical School
    UK

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.

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    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required