Full Body Skin Exams Practical Pearls
full body skin exam
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO, FAAD on
This article provides practical pearls for performing full body skin exams as shared by a panel of dermatology nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) during the 2022 DERM NP/PA CME conference. Let’s Start with the Basics What happens before we enter the room? Before entering the room, it’s always best to: Review the patient’s chart for pertinent medical hist …
Using Dermoscopy to Diagnose Difficult Clinical Conditions
by Nicole Negbenebor, MD on
  Poised at the microphone, Dr. Sima Jain taught us how to use dermoscopy to diagnose difficult clinical cases during the 17th Annual ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference in Orlando, Florida. Dermoscopy uses epiluminescent microscopy to help the provider get a more in-depth examination of the skin. It is extremely helpful for aiding the diagnosis of pigmented skin lesion …
Practical Dermoscopy – Part 1
by Sima Jain, MD on
Introduction Dermoscopy, also known as epiluminescence microscopy, epiluminoscopy or skin surface microscopy, is a noninvasive technique for examination of skin by using a high quality magnifying lens and powerful lighting system to visualize the skin (Figure 1). Although dermoscopy was initially used for the study of mainly pigmented lesions, in the past several years its utility in non-pigmen …