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THE SKIN COURSE | High-yield Dermatology Course for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants


Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 11:00am CT - Monday, January 4, 2021 at 11:45pm CT



Dermatology, Ultrasound, Incision and Drainage (I&D), Biopsies, Pathology


Patton D. Graham, NP-C

Credits Offered

This event offers 15.0 CME credits to attendees (10.0 Pharmacology credits) .
Accredited by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

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Additional Registration Information:

The Skin Course
Release date: December 09, 2019
Expiration date: December 09, 2021
Estimated time to complete activity: 15 hours
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and WhiteCoat Education Group, LLC.

After you’ve completed the course, you will have:

  • Enhanced understanding of the variety of skin disorders that often present in clinics and emergency departments.
  • A firm foundation for diagnosing these conditions.
  • A clear path to treating these conditions.
  • Understanding of when referral or consultation should be made.
  • Familiarity with treatment measures including:
    • Ultrasound assessment
    • Anesthesia delivery
    • Procedural intervention

What You Will Learn with The Skin Course


  • When to cut
  • How to cut
  • When to treat with antibiotics


  • Incision and drainage training
  • Biopsy training
    • Punch
    • Skin tag and mole removal
    • Basic pathology
  • Anesthesia methods
    • Local infiltration
    • Digital block
    • Field block


  • Spider bite, or something else?
  • Ultrasound assessment of abscesses
  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Sepsis
  • Dermatology in history
  • Burns


  • Ganglion cyst
  • Sebaceous cyst
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Pilar cyst
  • Measles
  • Scarlet Fever
  • Rubella
  • Filatow-Dukes
  • Erythema Infectiosum
  • Roseola Infantum
  • Shingles
  • Chicken Pox
  • Molloscum Contagiosum
  • Hand-Foot-Mouth
  • Impetigo
  • Felon
  • Paronychia
  • General Cutaneous Abscesses
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Folliculitis
  • Axillary (hidradenitis)
  • Pilonidal abscess versus cyst
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Peritonsillar abscess
  • Neck abscess
  • Sialadenitis
  • Bartholin cyst versus abscess
  • Paraspinal abscess
  • Dental abscess
  • Breast abscess
  • Parotitis


  • Allergies
  • Easiest Rash Algorithm Ever
  • Scarlet Fever
  • Reyes
  • Kawasaki
  • Eczema
    • Dishidrosis
    • Discoid
    • Food allergy related
  • Psoriasis
    • Plaque
    • Nail
    • Inverse
    • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Pytiriasis Rosea
  • The Tineas
    • Corporis
    • Versicolor
    • Pedis
    • Cruris
    • Unguium
  • Intertrigo
  • Lymphangitis
  • Erysipelas
  • Rhus dermatitis (poison ivy)
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Alopecia
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Skin Cancers
    • Basal cell carcinoma
    • Squamous cell carcinoma
    • Malignant melanoma
  • Nevus sebacceous
  • Lice
  • Scabies
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts

The Skin Course is proudly partnering with Pathology Student to bring more than just a basic understanding of dermatopathology to nurse practitioners and physician assistants.  With The Skin Course and Pathology Student, course participants will gain access to a select and cultivated resource for clinical decision making written by Kristine Krafts, M.D., a board certified pathologist who also has completed fellowships in hematopathology and molecular pathology.  Kristine is the real deal and she has brought her universe of knowledge to bear for The Skin Course students, along with Patton Graham, N.P., author and presenter of The Skin Course.