The Joan Shelk Fundamentals of Phototherapy Workshop
Pre-Convention Workshop - Additional Fee Required
In a special tribute to Joan Shelk, DNA Past President and the developer of our first workshops, a special phototherapy program has been developed. The Fundamentals of Phototherapy is an intensive one-day training for those administering light therapy under a doctor's supervision. This workshop covers psoriasis and other photo-responsive skin diseases: PUVA, narrow and broad band UVB therapy, equipment operation and metering, and other responsibilities associated with phototherapy administration.
Educational Topics to Include:
- Photo-responsive Diseases
- Ultraviolet Light
- UVB and PUVA
- Side Effects
- Pearls of Phototherapy
- Identify three skin disorders that would be appropriate for phototherapy and their outcomes.
- Describe the differences between UVA and UVB light
- Identify the three types of lamps used and the difference between internal and external metering used in photo therapy.
- List the differences between UVB and PUVA protocols
- Recognize and manage the major short and long term side effects of phototherapy
- Describe ways to shield, why you shield and identify appropriate shielding material to reflect UVL.
- Identify what make a successful phototherapy unit, and describe some documentation pitfalls.