Dermatology Assessment
represents a novel readership-based tutorial module. Each question links to the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association articles (for members) and Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology article citations associated with the topic. (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - November 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Dermatology Assessment Source Type: research

Skin Cancer, Back to Basics: Actinic Keratosis
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - November 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: CE Test Source Type: research

Cutaneous Manifestations of Celiac Disease
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - November 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: CE Test Source Type: research

Asymptomatic Papulovesicles Arising in 48 Hours
While there are a number of skin rashes associated with photosensitivity, only one produces a distinctive rash with fixed urticaria, macular erythema, and papulovesicles forming small papules and plaques. This polymorphous light eruption requires aggressive broad spectrum UV protection, topical steroids for pruritus, and paradoxically sometimes UV light treatment to “harden” the skin making skin more resistant to rashing when exposed to the sun. (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - November 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Teledermatology Viewpoint Source Type: research

Sudden Onset of a Worrisome Black Lesion
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - November 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Teledermatology Viewpoint Source Type: research

Cutaneous Blastomycosis and Systemic Findings
This article will focus on the cutaneous presentation of blastomycosis, including primary inoculation and secondary disseminated types, as well as other manifestations of blastomycosis in other organ systems. Diagnostic methods and general treatment guidelines will also be discussed. (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - November 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Update on Dermatoporosis: What Nurses Need to Know
Skin fragility caused by structural and functional deterioration is ubiquitous especially in older people, and it determines a significant impact on quality of life. Dermatoporosis is a relatively new term used to describe the chronic skin insufficiency and fragility syndrome marked by morphological and functional manifestations. It is much more than a merely cosmetic problem. Dermatoporosis' manifestations may determine an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Severe stages of dermatoporosis may determine skin lacerations, deep dissecting hematomas, and skin necrosis. Most patients affected by dermatoporosis are betw...
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - November 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Sunscreen and Tanning Bed Use in High-Risk College-Aged Students
Skin cancer is the most prevalent cancer in the United States. Contributing factors include phenotypic exposure to ultraviolet radiation, lack of protective measures, and using high-risk behaviors. Protective measures (sunblock/protective clothing) are not popular with college-aged individuals, whereas tanning bed use is highly prevalent. The purpose of this study was to describe phenotypic risk factors for skin cancer, application of sunscreen, and tanning bed use in college students. A convenience sample of 673 students (55% male) completed a descriptive survey during winter, spring, and summer months. Researchers collec...
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - November 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Skin Cancer, Back to Basics: Actinic Keratosis
Actinic keratoses (AKs) are rough, scaly papules or plaques on sun-exposed areas of the body that may progress to squamous cell carcinoma. AKs are extremely common, with the highest incidence in individuals living close to the equator. Risk factors for AKs include advanced age, fair skin, male gender, baldness in men, immunosuppression, and chronic sun exposure. Many effective therapies for individual AKs exist; however, underlying field cancerization—a mix of clinical and subclinical lesions—must be addressed for treatment to be successful. Nurses can play a pivotal role in empowering and educating their patie...
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - November 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Cutaneous Manifestations of Celiac Disease
Celiac disease is a systemic immune-mediated enteropathy that is primarily characterized by its gastrointestinal symptoms with significant extraintestinal manifestations. A multidisciplinary approach is often required to appropriately recognize and manage the disease. Dermatology providers play an important role in the early recognition and diagnosis of this disease especially in those individuals who initially present with prominent cutaneous manifestations. This review article focuses on the cutaneous manifestations of celiac disease with the aim to increase awareness of this disease among dermatology providers to facili...
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - November 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

17 Months and Waiting…Maybe It’s Not That Bad
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - November 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

Immunoglobulin A Vasculitis Case Report
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - September 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Cutaneous Manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - September 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Trichloroacetic Acid Peel Technique for the Treatment of Actinic Keratosis
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels are a treatment used to improve the skin's appearance and exfoliate the skin surface by coagulating both living and dead keratinocytes. Peels can be performed with different strength concentrations of acid to achieve different depths of exfoliation. Superficial peels (for cosmetic indications) are often performed with a 10%–25% TCA solution. Because TCA is able to penetrate the stratum spinosum (the depth of dysplastic cells in actinic keratosis), medium-depth 35% TCA peels may be used as an adjuvant therapy for actinic keratoses. (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - September 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Procedural Pearls Source Type: research

Topical Oxymetazoline (Rhofade) in Rosacea
By definition, a drug is a medicine or substance that exerts a physiologic effect on an organism. In dermatology, various medications and substances are utilized on a daily basis, ranging from topical treatments to anesthetics in micrographic surgery. The purpose of this section is to focus on some of the more common substances, specifically how they work, how they are utilized, and routine alternatives (if available). The mechanism of action, usage, and alternative options of the medication topical oxymetazoline are discussed. (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - September 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Drugs in Dermatology Source Type: research

Research Highlights
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - September 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Research Highlights Source Type: research

Rapidly Growing Nodule
Teledermatology is a term used to describe how dermatologic medical services are provided via telecommunication technology. This is a case of a rapidly growing skin nodule on sun-exposed skin in a patient with a long history of skin cancers. (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - September 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Teledermatology Viewpoint Source Type: research

Pedunculated Outgrowths in the Flexural Creases
Teledermatology is the term used to describe the provision of dermatologic medical services through telecommunication technology. The following is a teledermatology case of numerous pedunculated outgrowths in the flexural creases. (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - September 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Teledermatology Viewpoint Source Type: research

Immunoglobulin A Vasculitis Case Report
Immunoglobulin A (IgA) vasculitis, also known as Henoch–Schönlein purpura, is a type of cutaneous small-vessel vasculitis. IgA vasculitis typically presents with nonblanching, palpable purpura favoring dependent sites and areas of trauma (Bolognia et al., 2014). In some cases, IgA vasculitis is associated with systemic disease—most commonly, kidney injury. Nevertheless, most cases of IgA vasculitis are self-limiting, and the disease resolves over weeks to months (Bolognia et al., 2017). (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - September 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

The Last Three Decades of Contact Dermatitis: A Bibliometric Analysis of Global Publications on Contact Dermatitis
Conclusion Physicians from developing and least developed countries should be supported to perform novel bibliometric researches on contact dermatitis. (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - September 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Cutaneous Manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic systemic autoimmune inflammatory arthritis with various extra-articular manifestations. In this first series examining the cutaneous manifestation of rheumatic diseases, we will discuss the most common dermatologic findings in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Cutaneous lesions are the most common extra-articular findings. Rheumatoid nodules, accelerated rheumatoid nodulosis, and rheumatoid vasculitis are found especially in those with long-standing rheumatoid-factor-positive disease. Several neutrophilic dermatoses such as pyoderma gangrenosum, rheumatoid neutrophilic dermatoses, and Sw...
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - September 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Reasons Why Dermatology Nurses Should Know About Rheumatic Diseases
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - September 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

The Complexity of Changes
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - September 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

Development and Implementation of a Nurse-Led Home Phototherapy Program for Challenging Chronic Skin Conditions
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - July 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: CE Test Source Type: research

Research Highlights
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - July 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Research Highlights Source Type: research

Skin Test
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - July 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Skin Test Source Type: research

A Linear Rash
This is a case study of 59-year-old female patient presenting with a linearly distributed rash on the volar aspect of her right wrist. A multiple-choice clinical question is given, followed by a detailed description of the correct diagnosis. Multiple differential diagnoses are also considered in this detailed patient case. (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - July 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Photo Quiz Source Type: research

Subungual Blue-Gray Linear Discoloration and the Curette Extraction Technique
Teledermatology is a term to describe the provision of dermatologic medical services through telecommunication technology. This is a case of blue-gray linear discoloration under the nail of the little finger. (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - July 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Teledermatology Viewpoint Source Type: research

Erythematous Geometric Patch on Back
Teledermatology describes dermatologic medical services and study review provided through telecommunication technology. The following is a teledermatology case of an erythematous geometric patch on the middle and lower back. (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - July 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Teledermatology Viewpoint Source Type: research

Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Scrotal Elephantiasis Case Report
Scrotal elephantiasis occasionally presents in conjunction with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). A 39-year-old morbidly obese African American man, with a previous smoking history, has a 20-year history of HS complicated by a 3-year history of scrotal elephantiasis. His Hurley Stage III HS affects the scrotum, penis, lower abdomen, bilateral groin, and buttock regions. Although his scrotal edema is likely attributed to his history of HS, other causes were ruled out. A computed tomography scan of pelvis with intravenous contrast revealed edematous enlargement of the scrotum and multiple inflammatory abscesses consistent with ...
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - July 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

A Case Study of Cutaneous Mastocytoma in a 9-Month-Old Infant
This is a case study of a 9-month-old infant presenting with a blistering lesion on the left foot previously misdiagnosed as a benign birthmark. Pathology revealed cutaneous mastocytoma, which required no further intervention. (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - July 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Development and Implementation of a Nurse-Led Home Phototherapy Program for Challenging Chronic Skin Conditions
Chronic skin conditions pose complex treatment challenges, and treatment adherence issues are a common problem. Home phototherapy is a well-documented, effective treatment for chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Nonetheless, its effectiveness is dependent on patient self-management at home, and lack of adherence to complex prescribed treatment protocols occurs frequently. Additional problems that can occur include clinical teams failing to address patient concerns or treatment challenges with home phototherapy or failing to increase or modify therapy when treatments are not meeting therapeutic ...
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - July 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Reflecting Back—Moving Forward
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - July 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

Dermatology Nurses, Uncertainty, and Change
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - July 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

Paget's Disease of the Breast Presenting as Nipple Ulceration With Normal Mammogram
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - May 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: CE Test Source Type: research

Molluscum Contagiosum: A Review for Healthcare Providers
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - May 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: CE Test Source Type: research

Poster Abstracts From 2020 Dermatology Nurses' Association Annual Meeting
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - May 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Abstracts Source Type: research

Recent-Onset Skin Lesions
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - May 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Photo Quiz Source Type: research

Tranexamic Acid
A drug is defined in physiology as being a substance that exerts an effect on the body once it has been ingested or otherwise introduced. Drugs are administered in many forms, which include (but are not limited to) a variety of oral and topical preparations. The purpose of this column was to take a closer look at drugs that are used in the field of dermatology. More specifically, this column hopes to bring an understanding to the reader regarding mechanism of action, administration, dosage, adverse effects, contraindications, and viable alternatives to each particular drug being discussed. In this article, tranexamic acid ...
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - May 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Drugs in Dermatology Source Type: research

Transient, Pruritic Linear Eruption on the Arms
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - May 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Teledermatology Viewpoint Source Type: research

Dark Purple Papule
Teledermatology is a term to describe the provision of dermatologic medical services through telecommunication technology. This is a teledermatology case of a dark purple papule. (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - May 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Teledermatology Viewpoint Source Type: research

Implementation and Evaluation of a Platelet-Rich Plasma Multimedia Patient Education Tool for Patients With Androgenetic Alopecia
Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a chronic, progressive hair loss disorder affecting both men and women. It is the most common form of alopecia. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an alternative treatment modality that provides individuals with AGA with a safe and effective treatment option. A practice improvement needs assessment was conducted within a private dermatology practice in South Florida to evaluate the need for a patient education tool for patients with AGA. Upon the completion of this needs assessment, dermatology providers discovered that there is a need for a PRP education tool to aid in patient comprehension of th...
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - May 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Paget's Disease of the Breast Presenting as Nipple Ulceration With Normal Mammogram
Paget's disease of the breast (PDB) is a rare disorder of the nipple–areola complex that may present clinically as a unilateral, eczematous, or ulcerated papule or plaque. This case highlights the importance of either punch or incisional wedge biopsy to establish a diagnosis of PDB for patients who present with chronic cutaneous changes of the nipple, areola, or skin of the breast, regardless of any previous normal mammogram or breast ultrasound. Mammography alone cannot rule out a diagnosis of PDB in a patient with cutaneous changes of the breast. (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - May 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Molluscum Contagiosum: A Review for Healthcare Providers
Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a common dermatology condition affecting the worldwide population. MC is caused by the MC virus, a member of the Poxviridae family. The virus predominantly affects children, sexually active adolescents and young adults, individuals involved in contact sports, and immunocompromised individuals. The condition is self-limited and will eventually clear spontaneously without treatment. Many individuals do elect treatment, and management strategies are discussed along with potential side effects. Selected treatment outcomes printed in a recent Cochrane systematic review are summarized. (Source: JDNA...
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - May 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research

Skin Cancer Rates Rising
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - May 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - May 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

Skin Cancer Back to Basics: Basal Cell Carcinoma
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - March 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: CE Test Source Type: research

A Ringed Enigma: The Clinical Spectrum of Granuloma Annulare
No abstract available (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - March 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: CE Test Source Type: research

The Language of Electricity
Electrical devices are commonly used within the field of dermatologic surgery. With the growing role of nursing providers in the dermatologic setting, it is essential to provide education and training regarding electrical devices and concepts within the nursing community. This installment introduces electricity principles and reviews terminology associated with the electrical devices used in dermatologic procedures. (Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association)
Source: JDNA: Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association - March 1, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Dermatology Diagnostic Update Source Type: research