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Whether you are a nurse practitioner, registered nurse, or other healthcare provider interested in dermatology and skin care information, take some time to become familiar with the valuable resources found in our clinical updates. More...  

 Malignant Melanoma: Advances in Treatment
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, June 2014

We discuss the recent breakthroughs in the treatment of metastatic malignant melanoma. New therapies, which target the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway, such as BRAF inhibitors and MEK inhibitors, may provide hope for those with metastatic disease where, historically, treatment has not been successful.   

More on malignant melanoma...

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Sometimes an article or resource related to dermatology and skin care is one that is a definite “must-read!” More...

 Teledermatology: Virtual Access to Quality Dermatology Care and Beyond 
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, November/December 2014 

Teledermatology is the treatment of skin disease whereby there is transfer of electronic medical information from one provider in one location to another provider at a different location. There are two primary forms of Telederm: store-and-forward method and live/real-time interactive dermatology, which are both discussed in this article. The potential benefits of teledermatology include increased healthcare system efficiency, reductions in patient wait time from evaluation to treatment, and improvements in overall patient access. 


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The skin is the largest organ of the human body, yet we are able to see dermatologic disorders and skin changes fairly easily. More...  
Source: Jacob, S. & Admani, S. (2014). Irritant Dermatitis to Metal in a Child With Atopic Skin Disease. Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, 6(5).   

Irritation to metal salts can worsen atopic skin disease in children. This is the case of a 9-year-old boy with pop-tab dermatitis on his upper lip.   

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