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What are the most important things to keep in mind when closing a wound with sutures in a primary care or skin cancer practice? In this short video, HealthCert presenter and Skin Cancer Doctor Francis Tan shares his top suturing tips for skin cancer surgery. Continue reading “[4 min watch] Top suturing tips in skin cancer surgery”
“The instruments that I would recommend for wound closure are the most basic instruments you need for closing a wound.” In this insightful video, course presenter and Skin Cancer Doctor Francis Tan gives his practical advice on the instruments and tools you need for conducting skin cancer surgery in your general practice. Continue reading “[2 min watch] What instruments should I use in skin cancer surgery wound closure?”
If you are in a practice that bulk-bills skin cancer procedures, can you charge any other fees in relation to that procedure, such as a procedure fee or a consumables fee? In this short video, Matt Woollard (Chief Operating Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) talks about the regulations relating to Medicare and billing skin cancer procedures. Continue reading “[2 min watch] Charging for procedures in a bulk-billing practice”
In this short video, Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres shares his top three suturing tips, ideal for doctors who manage skin cancer surgery patients in primary care. Continue reading “[3 min watch] Top 3 suturing tips”
Even the most experienced skin cancer doctors can sometimes face challenging surgical cases that simply can’t be appropriately managed in the primary care or skin cancer clinic setting. In this short video, Dr Tony Azzi talks about some of the circumstances in which he might refer a skin cancer surgery patient to a specialist.
Continue reading “[2 min watch] When should you refer skin cancer surgery patients to specialists?”
Nodular basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is most often treated with surgical excision. However, interest is increasing in minimally invasive treatments for these low-risk skin cancers. A new study reviewed the effectiveness of surgical excision compared with curettage and imiquimod cream in treating nodular BCC. Continue reading “[2 min read] Surgery vs curettage & imiquimod for nodular BCC”
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 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.
In this short video, Dr Tony Dicker offers his top tips for managing common skin cancer surgery complications you might encounter as a GP, primary care or skin cancer doctor. Continue reading “[2 min watch] Tips to manage common skin cancer surgery complications”
In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano talks about the criteria for sentinel node biopsies in melanoma patients. Using real patient case examples, he gives practical advice for how best to assess these patients to optimise their outcomes while avoiding unnecessary procedures. Continue reading “[5 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Prof Giuseppe Argenziano [March 2020]”