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After upskilling in different fields as a general practitioner, such as skin cancer, there can be many noticeable changes in work when applying new acquired knowledge. Our presenters are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to hear about, and often see, how their course alumni have since used their learnings to improve patient outcomes and save lives.
In this short video, HealthCert Education and National Skin Cancer Centres Founder and Chief Executive Officer Paul Elmslie shares his two most memorable stories of course attendees – one of which had never diagnosed a melanoma previously, and another who went on to diagnose more than 80 skin cancers in a year.
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Learn more about skin cancer medicine in primary care at the next Skin Cancer Certificate Courses.
How do you select the most appropriate suture type for each procedure? A suture’s size or type will vary depending on the situation, and there are several factors to consider including how long they will last for.
In this short video, Skin Cancer Doctor Tony Azzi shares his advice and simple rules on the sutures he uses, such as a dermal suture on the back. Dr Azzi also discusses the size sutures he recommends as “some sutures are more suitable than others” for different areas of the body.
In a busy general practice offering a new range of services often comes with several new associated factors, including booking and managing consultations. In this short video, Aesthetic Doctor Jenny Kimmins shares her advice on managing aesthetic and skin cancer consultations in a busy general practice; starting with having separate consulting times.
If you perform skin biopsies in your practice, catch Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres’ top tips for choosing the right biopsy technique. In this short video, Dr Ayres provides advice on skin cancer management in primary care, including different biopsy procedures for suspicious lesions.
“As doctors we’re not meant to have favourite patients, are we? But we do. That’s reality.” In this short video, Dr Tony Dicker shares his most memorable patient as a skin cancer doctor; a 35-year-old lady pregnant with her first child who came in for a routine skin check, only to be diagnosed with melanoma.
It is undeniable that all skin cancer doctors face complications during skin cancer surgery, though it is how you manage these complications that will make all the difference. In this short video, Dr Tony Azzi shares his tips for managing complications in skin cancer surgery including taking time to think about any patient factors before you operate, along with the impact potential problems may have on patients.
What are some of the common mistakes made in dermoscopy and how can you avoid them? In this short video, Professor Cliff Rosendahl shares the most common mistakes he sees in dermoscopy and offers advice for how you can circumvent them in your day-to-day practice. Continue reading “[2 min watch] Common mistakes to avoid in dermoscopy”
If you are a primary care physician performing skin cancer surgery in your practice, there are a few common pitfalls you may encounter. In this short video, experienced skin cancer surgeon Dr Tony Azzi shares the four most common mistakes he sees in this field of medicine, and offers his top tips for avoiding them. Continue reading “[4 min watch] 4 common mistakes to avoid in skin cancer surgery”
In this short video, expert Dermatopathologist Dr Simon Clark speaks about the controversies surrounding dysplastic naevi. He discusses how it was once thought that lesions which previously had been diagnosed as melanoma were actually an intermediate lesion which were an obligate precursor of melanoma. This problem of dysplastic naevi has been entrenched for the past 30 years but is challenged by many experts in the field today. Continue reading “[3 min watch] Controversies in dermoscopy: Dysplastic naevi”
In order to get referrals for skin cancer checks from your colleagues, it’s essential to gain their confidence that you can manage the work. In this short video, Matt Woollard (Chief Operating Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) provides an insight into how to get referrals and recommend skin checks to patients.