“Take a look at this rash. What is it, and how should we treat it?”
Wound care specialists are often asked to evaluate rashes, and while we want to be competent and effective, sometimes we just don’t know the answer. Because, well … rashes are tricky. So what should you do, and how should you handle such situations?
WCEI Co-Founder Donna Sardina, RN, MHA, WCC, CWCMS, DWC, OMS
Check out this free webinar
We’ve got some great answers for you straight from WCEI Co-Founder Donna Sardina, RN, who led a powerful presentation this past summer at WOW 2015 in Las Vegas. This popular session was recorded, and is now available for viewing.
The one-hour webinar, It’s Not Just a Rash! So What Is It? What Do I Do? covered common dermatological conditions in patients, its etiology, and treatment choices. And now, for a limited time only, you have the chance to learn more about rashes from the best, including:
- How to identify some of the most common dermatological conditions that can be present on your patients.
- Possible treatment options.
- When to consult a dermatologist.
- Pertinent education options for your patient.
- Additional information about basic rashes.
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“The skin is the boundary between us and the outside world,” said Sardina. “It reflects internal changes and reacts to external ones. Usually, it adapts easily and returns to a normal state, but sometimes it fails to do so and a skin disorder appears.”
Because of the large number of conditions that can manifest as a generalized rash, Sardina said it’s important to look beyond the appearance of the rash itself and search for clues to determine the cause. This can include taking a closer look at the following:
- The patient’s history
- A physical examination
- Laboratory tests
- Skin biopsy
Check out the reviews
This workshop, which qualifies for educational credit, was a huge hit with WOW attendees. Here is some feedback from a few of the attendees:
- This was so helpful to me! I get consults for any skin issue that comes up, including rashes/lesions. The pictures and descriptions were great!
- I get called upon to look at “rashes” all the time, and have felt a little overwhelmed with it all. But now I feel that I can more effectively identify “rashes” and help with the patient’s plan of care, but still make sure to refer out appropriately and not practice outside my scope of practice.
- LOVED IT! Thank you so much for presenting this topic. It’s often a struggle to evaluate some of these skin conditions.
Ready to learn about rashes? Check out the one-hour WOW session and see what it’s all about (education credit available). Use coupon code: RASH15. Offer is good through Jan. 4, 2016.
Tell us what you think
What have your experiences been when it comes to your patients and their rashes? Once you enjoy the webinar, please come back and let us know what you think? What were the biggest things you learned, and how will this information help you moving forward in your place of practice? Leave your comments below.