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 Recognizing melanoma: Diagnosis and treatment options
The Nurse Practitioner, April 2016 

Melanoma is a malignant tumor that is usually cutaneous in origin and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. As one of the most common cancers seen in young adults, melanoma represents a major public health concern in terms of years of lost productivity.

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...

 Lessons Learned from Litigation: Skin Care and the Expert Witness
AJN, American Journal of Nursing
November 2015

Even with the best nursing care, some patients will experience skin breakdown. To reduce liability exposure in these cases, documentation must be accurate, consistent, and timely. The medical record must reflect an accurate skin assessment on admission; follow-up assessments, which are compared with the original assessment; a risk assessment; prevention measures that reflect the risk; timely communication of observations to physicians; and compliance with treatment orders. This case about liability exposure related to skin care illustrates the importance of accurate documentation and communication.

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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: Marchese, N. & Primer, S. (2013). Targeting Lyme diseaseNursing2013, 43(5). 

Erythema migrans is the most well-known sign of early localized Lyme disease. Note the targetlike concentric rings with no scale.


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