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Accreditation Information - Dermatology Procedures for the Primary Care Practice

This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and Empire Medical Training.


Title of Activity

Dermatology Procedures for the Primary Care Practice - Module I & II

Date and Location

Please see individual dates from calendar above

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of Health Care Practitioners involved in the care of the patients with Medical requests with common dermatological conditions.

Program Overview

The Dermatology training program is a hands-on workshop and is taught by Board Certified Dermatologists who will simplify how you learn many of these new procedures, and help you gain a comfort level performing them. The course covers cryosurgery, modern electrosurgery, biopsy techniques and basic suturing principles. Also, you’ll master specific treatments for lipomas, seborrheics, basal cell and squamous cell cancers, melanomas, ingrown toenails, warts, cysts, actinics, skin tags, chalazions, abscesses and many others.

Learning Outcome

To provide learners with a foundation for how to treat the most common skin disorders using these modalities.

Educational Objectives

    After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

    1. Practice procedures such as aesthetic botulinum injections competently, safely, and effectively for their patient. Each participant will understand and learn how to avoid risks and associated complications.
    2. Apply the generally accepted protocols for the administration of the botulin toxin for various aesthetic and medical conditions (i.e. orofacial pain). Learn the proper guidelines for the acquisition, patient charting, administration issues (i.e. medical intake forms, informed consents) and the corrective measures for adverse events.
    3. Describe the mechanism of action and basic facial anatomy, differences between the product characteristics, patient preferences, managing expectations, and after care for follow up after the botulinum toxin procedure.
    4. Identify who is a candidate for the botulinum toxin procedure, patient benefits, and long-term use of the prescription. Increase patient awareness and offer enhanced patient care in relation to the botulinum toxin procedure.


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Program Agenda


Day 1


Must knows for Primary Care Dermatology Procedures
*Skin Anatomy
*Dermatologic Terms
*What’s a cream, gel, lotion, ointment

Precancerous, Cancerous & Benign Skin Conditions
*Basal Cell Carcinoma
*Squamous Cell Carcinoma
*Actinic Keratosis
*Nevi, what they are/what do I do with them?


Therapeutic & Diagnostic Tool
*Biopsy Techniques

11:30am – 12:00pm
Sun exposure, preventative dermatology.

12:15pm – 1:00pm

Most Common Conditions associated within a General Practice setting
*Diagnostic Tools: Creating a differential diagnosis
*Therapeutic Options for Patients
*Post Care Considerations


Introduction to Radiofrequency Techniques
Advantages & Disadvantages

Hands-On Cryotherapy
Surgery Techniques
*Simple sutures, mattress suture, corner suture

Day 2


Where do I use this stuff?
Top dermatologic conditions encountered in Primary Care setting
*Ingrown Toenails, Warts, Moles, Skin Tags, Benign Lesions,
Sebaceous Cysts, Paronychia, Chalazion, Lipomas, Seborrheic Keratosis

10:30am – 10:45am

Coding and Reimbursement Strategies
Insurance guidelines and protocols for consistent and appropriate payment.
ICD-10, CPT Coding

11:45am – 12:00pm
Questions & Answers

12:00pm--1:00 pm
Lunch (on your own)

Traditional Therapies: Topicals, oral medications and Exfoliation Therapies (i.e. medical grade peels, levulonic acid, amino-levulonic acid-ALA)

Treating P. Acnes with light/Targeting the sebaceous gland with light including preferred wavelengths and device types including protocols, contraindications, and resolving adverse events.

3:30pm – 3:45pm

Acne Scars: Different types of scars, traditional treatments, mechanical treatments (micro needling), surgical options (i.e. subcission), light energy based treatments including RF, Fractional CO2, and Fractional ER-Yag laser options.

Physician Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Education Resources (MER) and Empire Medical Training, Inc. . MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Accreditation

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity, for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit

Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This CE activity provides 13.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for [8] contact hours.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.