The Dermatology Nurses’ Association’s 32nd Annual Convention

DNA 2014 Annual Meeting

TRANSFORMING AND EVOLVING: Believing in Change

May 1-4, 2014

Orlando, Florida
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

On-Site Phototherapy Workshop

While you are in Orlando for the 2014 Annual Meeting, you will have the unique opportunity to partake in the Joan Shelk Fundamentals of Phototherapy Workshop on May 1st. This workshop was started as a way to honor DNA Past President Joan Shelk, who developed the organization’s first workshops. This is a great way to use the conference setting as a way to facilitate the next stage of your professional evolution. Workshops like these can be a cornerstone to developing a well-rounded, unique skill set.

The Fundamentals of Phototherapy is an intensive one-day training for those administering light therapy under a doctor's supervision. This workshop covers psoriasis and other photo-responsive skin diseases: PUVA, narrow and broad band UVB therapy, equipment operation and metering, and other responsibilities associated with phototherapy administration. Participants who complete this workshop in its entirety will be awarded 7.0 contact hours.

The objectives of this activity:

1.      Identify photoresponsive skin disorders, and desired outcomes of treatment.

2.      Describe grades and management of erythema and pruritus.

3.      Understand how Ultraviolet works. Differentiate Ultraviolet UVB from UVA, and protection against both. Understand differences in protocols for both.

4.      Recognize differences of internally and externally metered equipment. Identify types of lamps used in phototherapy.

5.      Describe ways to shield and appropriate shielding during phototherapy. Understanding why to shield during treatment.

6.      Describe what makes a successful phototherapy unit and some pitfalls. Share experiences and provide time for Q&A.

The opportunity to take part in such a groundbreaking course is one of the many ways in which conference presents you with ways to transform your career. This is a truly groundbreaking opportunity, and one DNA is proud to offer at this year’s annual meeting. Registration for the convention workshop will open soon so check back to http://www.dnanurse.org/ for the latest information. 

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