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The publishers of Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association, Plastic Surgical Nursing and The Nurse Practitioner are pleased to send you the inaugural issue of the Skin Care Insider, a monthly e-newsletter created specifically for you. How many times has a patient asked you to look at a mole or how to treat a rash, even when presenting for a routine visit or another health problem? We’ll bring you the information you need to keep your knowledge and skills up-to-date and help you address your patients’ questions and concerns. In each issue of the Skin Care Insider, you’ll get the latest news, continuing education activities, feature articles, and more from NursingCenter’s Skin Care Network.

THIS JUST IN February 2012  


 FROM OUR JOURNALS

Primary Care Management of Pediatric Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, January/February 2012

Treatment changes are paramount in the fight against CA-MRSA, and practitioners must follow the clinical practice guidelines and begin to utilize incision and drainage more frequently and antibiotics less frequently.



Psychological Characteristics and Outcomes of Elective Cosmetic Surgery Patients: The Influence of Cosmetic Surgery History
Plastic Surgical Nursing, December 2011

The aim of the study was to compare 284 patients with and without a history of cosmetic procedures on demographic characteristics, appearance concerns, expectations of surgery, psychosocial dysfunction, and postoperative dissatisfaction.



Nutrition for the Skin: Through the Ages
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, February 2012

Nutrition is an important factor for the health of our skin. Proteins, essential fatty acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and antioxidants all play an important role in skin health affecting our patients of all ages from infancy through geriatrics.



Dermatology Dilemmas: Tinea versicolor Understanding effective treatment options
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, January 2012

Tinea versicolor is a benign skin condition commonly treated in the primary care setting. Skin lesions typically appear as hypo- or hyperpigmented scaly macules and patches on the trunk and upper arms. The color of the lesions can range from white, to brown, to red, and are covered in a fine, dustlike scale.



FROM THE SKIN CARE NETWORK

New updates in Consumer Corner... From Glamour and Women's Health to ABC News and CNN, find out what your patients are reading and seeing in the media.

Our featured clinical update is Cutaneous Drug Eruptions. Read the latest journal content free online for a limited time!

Find online dermatology and skin care continuing education (CE) opportunities to help you meet your license renewal needs and recertification requirements. All of our available dermatology and skin care related continuing education articles from our journals are compiled for you here.

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