Atopic dermatitis (also known as atopic eczema) is a common skin condition that often begins in infancy or early childhood, but can also arise in young adults or later in life. This module seeks to assist health professionals effectively manage this condition in the primary care setting, dispelling common misconceptions regarding topical corticosteroids and undertaking patient education to optimise treatment outcomes.
Dermatologist Clin A/Prof Saxon Smith discusses the role of topical corticosteroids in the management of atopic dermatitis, providing insight into selecting appropriate formulations and dispelling patient concerns and misconceptions about topical corticosteroids.
Sun damage caused by ultraviolet radiation is linked to a number of common conditions such as solar keratosis, skin cancer, and photoaging. This module looks at the prevention, diagnosis, and management of common non-melanoma skin conditions in general practice, and will help GPs identify when a specialist referral is necessary.
Allergist and clinical immunologist Prof Connie Katelaris discusses the identification and diagnosis of chronic spontaneous urticaria, and outlines the referral process and ongoing management of this complex condition.
Non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC) are the most common cancers in Australia and GPs play a critical role in their early detection and treatment. This guide explores the different categories of NMSC and optimal management strategies.