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  • Skill Checkup: Complex Lip Laceration Lip lacerations are among the most common oral-maxillofacial injuries. Review the proper technique for repair, including detailed images, and take a short self-assessment.
  • Tattoo Skin Reactions: Allergies and Infections Decorative tattoos have become increasingly popular around the world--accompanied by a rise in related complications. Can you identify the following tattoo skin reactions?
  • Skill Checkup: Subungual Hematoma Drainage   Subungual hematomas are common nail bed injuries. Drainage can be performed to relieve discomfort. Review the proper technique, including videos, and take a short self-assessment.
  • Mole or Melanoma? Test Yourself With These Suspicious Lesions Melanoma accounts for fewer than 5% of skin cancer cases but most skin cancer-related deaths. Early detection is the best means of reducing mortality. Can you correctly diagnose these skin lesions?
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines on the clinical management of hidradenitis suppurativa by the US Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation and the Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation.
  • 5 Arthropod Envenomations: From Benign Bites to Serious Stings Arthropod envenomations are common occurrences that can cause pain and localized irritation, as well as more severe events, such as the development of dangerous necrotic lesions and life-threatening allergic reactions. Do you know how to best treat these bites and stings?
  • Hidden Heart Disease: 19 Dermatologic Clues You Should Know Cardiac diseases often have cutaneous manifestations. Are you able to correctly diagnose these patients based on their dermatologic presentations?
  • 14 Rashes You Need to Know: Common Dermatologic Diagnoses Skin rashes are common patient complaints. Although many symptoms overlap, there are identifiable factors for each disease. Can you identify these rashes?
  • 11 Opiate-Related Emergencies: When Highs May Become Fatal The opiate epidemic contributes not only to mortality but also to a variety of organ system complications. Emergency personnel and other healthcare clinicians must be ready to diagnose and treat the many conditions that can be precipitated by opiate abuse, especially IVDA/IDU. Learn more about 11 opiate-related emergencies.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Rosacea Rosacea symptoms range from minor cosmetic issues to severe, disfiguring disability. Do you know how best to recognize and treat this common skin condition? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Understanding the 'Hidden Pediatric Problem': Sexual Abuse Child sexual abuse is a global underrecognized and underreported problem. Learn how to diagnose and evaluate suspected victims of sexual abuse, as well as understand some key considerations when managing these patients.
  • Breast Cancer Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines on breast cancer by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN).
  • Hair Disorders: Finding the Root of the Problem Hair loss, or alopecia, can be associated with a wide variety of conditions, from genetic to autoimmune to infectious to environmental. Can you identify and distinguish the most common forms of hair loss?
  • Hard Hits: Blunt Force Trauma Blunt force injuries can affect multiple organ systems and are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Can you identify and manage various types of blunt force trauma, as well as potential associated complications?
  • Identifying Lesions on Skin of Color As US population demographics change, clinicians need to be familiar with variations in the prevalence and clinical presentation of dermatologic disease in people with skin of color. Learn how to recognize various lesions on skin of color.
  • Breast Implant-Associated ALC Lymphoma Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
  • 14 Can't-Miss Hand Emergencies Rapid and accurate evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of hand injuries are essential to prevent significant dysfunction. How knowledgeable are you about the management of these injuries?
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Review of 3 Cases and Palliative Care Metastatic breast cancer, or stage IV or advanced breast cancer, is incurable, with a low 5-year survival. Review the symptoms/signs of metastatic spread and 3 patient cases, as well as guidelines for, barriers to, and opportunities for improvement in palliative care.
  • Gunshot Wounds: A Targeted Approach Approximately 300 people per day in the United States sustain a gunshot wound, and about 10-30% of these victims die of their injury. Learn more about how to manage these patients and how wound treatment can differ by injury site.
  • When Jack Frost Bites: Hypothermia and Localized Cold Injury Hypothermia has dramatic effects on many physiologic processes and organ systems (eg, cardiovascular and neurologic). Exposure to low temperatures can also cause localized cold injuries. How can you best bring your patient in from the cold?