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The Language of Lesions

2 credits

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About this Course:

Like any field, dermatology has its own language, which consists of very specific vocabulary. This vocabulary simply provides practitioners with a means to communicate effectively and efficiently. The goal of the Language of Lesions course is to present you with the knowledge you need to describe skin conditions and lesions accurately, using the proper dermatologic nomenclature and terminology. In addition, this course will also help you differentiate between various types of skin lesions and uses 3D augemented reality images so participants can get up close views.

Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Downes, DNP, MPH, FNP-C, CNE, FAANP, ANEF, FAAN is a Professor, clinical track, a Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Educator and Clinical Scholar with more than 30 years of experience working in partnership with ministries of health and academic institutions to strengthen the capacity and competency of nursing workforces around the world.

She is the Betty Tigner Turner Clinical Professor in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University where she serves as the Assistant Dean for Graduate Clinical Programs. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Academy of Nursing and the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education.

Course Lessons:

  1. Learning to Read Lesions
  2. Primary Skin Lesions
  3. Secondary Skin Lesions
  4. Secondary Lesions: A Deep Dive
  5. Vascular Lesions
  6. Additional Characteristics
  7. Conclusion

Contact Hours:

Emory Nursing Professional Development Center (ENPDC) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Attendees to this CNE activity will be awarded X contact hours by ENPDC. No conflict of interest has been found with the speaker for this CNE activity nor with the members of the planning committee.

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