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Authors

  1. Wilson, Denise D. APN, FNP, ANP, PhD

Abstract

PURPOSE: To provide the wound care practitioner with a review of strategies to diagnose, prevent, and manage herpes zoster.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.

 

OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to:

 

1. Identify signs and symptoms of herpes zoster.

 

2. Describe herpes zoster complications and treatment.

 

3. Discuss means of preventing herpes zoster.