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Uses of phototherapy for the treatment of skin disease

Uses of phototherapy for the treatment of skin disease

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Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

1 hour

Published

September 21, 2018

Updated

November 1, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Ljubomir Novakovic and colleagues outline the uses of phototherapy in the treatment of skin conditions, in an interactive learning module. Key learning points include which patients are suitable for phototherapy, the three main forms of phototherapy, conditions for which it is suitable and contraindications.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Describe the three main forms of phototherapy and what they are used to treat
  • Explain what must be covered in a phototherapy pre-assessment
  • List the contraindications to phototherapy
  • Understand when to refer patients with potentially photoresponsive skin conditions
  • Authors

    Activity authors
    Dr Ljubomir Novaković
    Consultant dermatologist
    London
    UK

    Dr Victoria Chelliah
    FY2 in dermatology
    London
    UK

    Dr Angela Tewari
    SpR in dermatology
    London
    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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    • A computer with an internet connection
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