I am very pleased to introduce the third article, “How To Handle Common Skin Dermatoses,” in our new CE series. This series, brought to you by HMP Communications, consists of regular CE activities that qualify for one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU). Readers will not be required to pay a processing fee for this course.
Obviously, podiatrists see plenty of dermatological conditions every day in their practice. In this article, Dr. James Del Rosso, a prolific author and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, describes an array of common lower-extremity skin conditions. His informative article offers diagnostic insights and helpful treatment recommendations as well.
At the end of this article, you’ll find a ten-question exam. Please mark your responses on the postage-paid postcard and return it to HMP Communications. This course will be posted on Podiatry Today’s Web site (www.podiatrytoday.com) roughly one month after the publication date. I hope this CE series contributes to your clinical skills.
Jeff A. Hall
INSTRUCTIONS: Physicians may receive one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU) by reading the article on pg. 62 and successfully answering the questions on pg. 68. Use the postage-paid card provided to submit your answers or log on to www.podiatrytoday.com and respond electronically.
ACCREDITATION: HMP Communications, LLC is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine.
DESIGNATION: This activity is approved for 1 continuing education contact hour or .1 CEU.
DISCLOSURE POLICY: All faculty participating in Continuing Education programs sponsored by HMP Communications, LLC are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation.
DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS: Dr. Del Rosso has served as a consultant and/or on the speakers bureau for several companies that are directly associated with several subject areas and medications mentioned in this article. These companies include Allergan, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Connetics, Dermik, Galderma, Glaxo-Smith Kline, Healthpoint, Janssen, Medicis, Novartis, Ortho Dermatologic and 3M Pharmaceuticals.
GRADING: Answers to the CE exam will be graded by HMP Communications, LLC. Within 60 days, you will be advised that you have passed or failed the exam. A score of 70 percent or above will comprise a passing grade. A certificate will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the exam.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Podiatrists.
RELEASE DATE: September 2002.
EXPIRATION DATE: September 30, 2003.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• list several dermatologic disorders that often involve the lower extremities;
• describe common disorders that often result in misdiagnosis as tinea pedis or eczematous eruptions;
• outline antifungal therapy treatment regimens for the common clinical presentations of tinea pedis; and
• discuss oral antibiotic selection for superficial bacterial pyodermas affecting the lower extremities.
Sponsored by HMP Communications, LLC.