Dermatology

Psoriasis

Dr Maneka Deo, Specialist Dermatologist talks with Dr Diana North, Goodfellow GP Advisor about the management of psoriasis in primary care, including what is it and who gets it, causes and types, assessment and when to refer.

She also overviews:

Psoriasis - Paul Jarrett

Dr Paul Jarrett talks about prescribing tips for psoriasis. Paul is a consultant dermatologist at Counties Manukau District Health Board and is clinical lead for dermatology teaching in the department of medicine at The University of Auckland.

Atopic eczema in children

Eczema (atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis) is an itchy inflammatory skin disease most commonly seen in children. It is characterised by itchy, inflamed, dry, scaling, and crusted skin.  If the condition becomes chronic lichenification (thickening) and hyperpigmentation of the skin are seen.

Eczematous skin has reduced skin barrier function, cutaneous inflammation with increased susceptibility to irritants, and higher rates of Staphylococcus aureus colonisation. 

Webinar: Prescribing isotretinoin for acne in primary care

Dermatologist Dr Marius Rademaker discussed issues related to prescribing low-dose isotretinoin for acne in primary care. This included knowing when and how to initiate isotretinoin, monitoring and side effects, dosing and treatment duration. 

Childhood Eczema - Paul Jarrett

Dr Paul Jarrett talks about managing childhood eczema. Paul is a consultant dermatologist at counties Manukau DHB and an honorary senior lecturer at The University of Auckland.

        

Webinar: Red rash made easy - Paul Jarrett

Bruce Arroll will walk through the "Red rash map" online tools and resources followed by a Q&A session where you will have the opportunity to ask questions of consultant dermatologist Paul Jarrett. Paul is a Consultant Dermatologist at the Department of Dermatology, Counties Manukau DHB. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at the University of Auckland where he is the clinical lead for dermatology teaching.

Topical Steroids - Paul Jarrett

Dr Paul Jarrett talks about the usage of topical steroids in general practice. Paul is a Consultant Dermatologist at the Department of Dermatology, Counties Manukau DHB. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at the University of Auckland where he is the clinical lead for dermatology teaching.

Red Rash Made Easy

This course is designed to help primary health care workers diagnose rashes. Though we do give some treatment advice, this information is mainly designed to make diagnosis simpler and faster. Please note that this is an educational tool and not a clinical guideline and that to practice clinically you have to have clinical training and use clinical information and reasoning.

The red rash map provides a logical pathway to diagnose the common red rash. By asking a few simple questions, you can figure out most red rashes.

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