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How do you conduct a skin cancer consultation? In this short video, Dr Helena Rosengren (Skin Repair Skin Cancer Clinic, Townsville) gives practical advice for conducting a skin cancer consultation in a primary care or skin cancer clinic, with a focus on taking a skin history, noting the patients’ lesions of concern, and understanding their previous sun exposure. Continue reading “[8 min watch] How to take a skin cancer history”
This month we share a simple surgical tip in the form of a research letter. I am always on the lookout for these kinds of tips, and I use them in my own practice regularly. Continue reading “Research review: Reconstruction of ear defects”
Do you perform skin cancer surgery procedures on difficult areas such as the ear? In this short video, Dr Tony Azzi provides his top tips for performing skin cancer surgery on the ear to optimise patient outcomes. Continue reading “[2 min watch] Top tips for skin cancer surgery on the ear”
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?”
“From the moment a patient walks through the door to the time they leave the room, there are many opportunities to do something differently from everybody else.” In this insightful video, course presenter and Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres gives his practical advice for conducting skin cancer checks and educating your patients about skin cancer prevention and early detection. Continue reading “[7 min watch] Practical advice for conducting skin cancer checks”
Welcome to our podcast series on medical business management, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Professor David Wilkinson (Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie University) speaks with Paul Elmslie (Founder and CEO of HealthCert Education and the National Skin Cancer Centres) about how to deliver a really high quality skin cancer service for your patients and measure patient satisfaction. Continue reading “[Podcast] Measuring patient satisfaction | Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson”
This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Dave Stewart, features a 70-year-old female patient presenting for a skin check. She has no concerns, but this pigmented lesion is noted on her upper chest.
- 70-year-old female
- Pigmented lesion on chest
This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Alex Speight, features a 70-year-old male patient with multiple lesions found during a skin cancer check.
- 70-year-old male
- Multiple lesions
In this week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Alex Speight, we review a 70-year-old male patient with a slow growing lesion on his right arm.
- 70-year-old male
- Slow growing lesion on arm