June 25, 2014

A Highlight of NPI's Dermatologic Procedures Course

Skin problems are the most common type of conditions that exist today. Due to the food we consume and the change in climate, people suffer from different kinds of skin problems – major and minor. Patients expect to get the best skin care when they visit a dermatologist. Unfortunately, many of the simple skin treatment procedures are neglected during residency training. This is where NPI comes in. National Procedures Institute offers a detailed course in Dermatologic Procedures. These rapid procedures allow quick treatment with minimal scarring. So why refer your patients to an outside specialist when you can diagnose and treat them yourself? 

The two day in-depth Dermatologic Procedures conference covers a whole range of skin procedures from common skin problems to some of the most complicated procedures. The conference runs from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. The objectives of the conference are to help identify various skin lesions, perform common office skin procedures, describe the diagnosis and treatment of various skin lesions, explain coding and billing issues, and discuss when to refer patients for specialty care.

Day 1
The first day is dedicated to the procedures themselves. It starts with an overview and lecture on anesthesia for skin procedures. It is then followed by lectures in skin biopsy and excision, which includes a hands-on sessions for people to get practical experience on how things work. Other portions of the course included on the first day are cryosurgery and electrosurgery, both with a hands-on workshop.

Day 2
The second day starts out with nail disorders and procedures and is followed by sun-damaged skin lesions, non-melanoma skin cancer, dermoscopy (with hands-on experience), and coding for skin procedures. The conference concludes by putting together everything that has been taught over the two days. Each course topic lasts just shy of two hours, leaving you with a good understanding of the problems and the kinds of treatments for each.

The final session at the end of the conference includes a discussion on developing an implementation plan. Over the two days, thousands of real clinical slides are used in addition to text. These help review treatments for lipomas, cysts, ingrown toenails, warts, skin tags, chalazions, abcesses, actinics, and much more.

These techniques enable the treatment of common problems you never thought you could treat. This dermatologic procedures course will definitely leave you feeling confident to treat the majority of skin problems!

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