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ABC of Dermatology


6th Edition

Editor(s): Rachael Morris-Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Inc. and its affiliates

ISBN 10: 1118520157

ISBN 13: 978-1118520154

Description At A Glance

A practical guide to identification, recognition, treatment and management of common dermatological conditions encountered within primary care, walk-in centres, and the emergency room and within patients admitted to hospital with medical/surgical conditions.

ABC of Dermatology gives a concise overview of all the essentials of dermatology for non-dermatologists. It is particularly useful in primary care, and is an excellent introduction to dermatology for nurses and medical students.

Rather than systematic description of numerous skin conditions that can overwhelm the non-specialist, a few common conditions are used as a basis for comparison with less common skin diseases. Some sections such as systemic disease and the skin, cutaneous immunology, and practical procedures are less suitable for this approach and are covered in a more didactic manner. This latest update is based on the 6th edition.

Key Features
  • Fully updated with new developments and treatments, this sixth edition provides expanded coverage of psoriasis, eczema, inflammatory dermatoses and drug photosensitivity. It also includes improved coverage of the management of onychomycosis, scabies and lice, and hair and scalp, and new content on biological treatments, lymphoedema, community acquired MRSA, pityriasis rosea, immune reconstitution syndrome and antifungal drugs.
  • With over 450 full color illustrations this bestselling resource ideal learning partner and resource for GPs, family physicians, junior doctors, medical students and primary care health professionals.
  • Includes sections on drug rashes, connective tissue disease, skin tumors, practical procedures, laser treatments and a practical guide to dressings and bandages, this highly illustrated resources is invaluable resource for GPs, GP registrars, junior doctors, medical students and primary care nurses
  • Provides a basic understanding of pathological processes which explains the characteristic features of skin diseases
  • A straightforward approach to investigations and diagnoses in addition to the latest advances in the management of skin disease
  • Sections cover: topical dermatology, the sun and the skin, genetics and infections, and dermatology in general practice
  • Sets out the main types of clinical change that occur in and on the skin, and relates this to specific skin conditions and underlying pathological changes
  • Summarizes the relevant pathological processes, diagnostic features and learning points

Your Voice

By Patty Huhmann
I worked for 10 years as a CCU nurse at night in St Louis, where most of the individuals I took care of were heart attack or heart transplant patients. At night you have limited resources, as far as MDs. You, of course, you have interns (1-2 years out of school) and a resident who may or may not be available.

One evening we received notice that a patient was flying in by copter. The patient, we learned, was in a rhythm called torsades. This rhythm originates in the lower portion of the heart. When one is in it there is no blood flow to the rest of the body, and it can be lethal if one does not come out of it.

When we heard the patient was in this rhythm we were also happy to hear someone was performing CPR on him, which meant he had a chance of surviving. On the other hand, there was a new intern on call and she was not familiar with this rhythm. She knew the patient would arrive in approximately 15 minutes, and we had to be ready. She said to me "What do we give for torsades?"
I knew Isuprel was one method to use, but was unaware of another. I took out my Palm and looked up torsades using Harrison's Manual of Medicine, and it gave us some additional info. It said to use MgSo4 1-2gm. I went to our crash cart, grabbed the magnesium and as the patient rolled through the door, CPR was still being performed. I then administered the drug. Within a short period of time the patient had converted to a normal rhythm. Time was an issue, good information was important and both of these I had in the palm of my hand. Palm with this Skyscape reference saved this person's life, and I was hooked for life.

I no longer work in this area, but I use my Palm each day to look up drugs for patient information, to do drug interaction checks as well as a million other tasks for my job. Although there have been many times I believe my Palm came in handy for patient care, this one in the ICU has to be the one - which has hooked me for life.

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