Research review: Reconstruction of ear defects

ear defects

This month we share a simple surgical tip in the form of a research letter. I am always on the lookout for these kinds of tips, and I use them in my own practice regularly. Continue reading “Research review: Reconstruction of ear defects”

[2 min watch] Top tips for skin cancer surgery on the ear

surgery on the ear

Do you perform skin cancer surgery procedures on difficult areas such as the ear? In this short video, Dr Tony Azzi provides his top tips for performing skin cancer surgery on the ear to optimise patient outcomes. Continue reading “[2 min watch] Top tips for skin cancer surgery on the ear”

[Podcast] LED light therapy for wound care and acne | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson

LED light therapy

Welcome to this podcast series, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Prof David Wilkinson (Chief Medical Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) speaks with Dr Di King (Skin Cancer & Aesthetic Medicine Doctor, National Skin Cancer Centres) about the use of LED light therapy for acne and for wound healing after skin cancer surgery. Continue reading “[Podcast] LED light therapy for wound care and acne | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson”

[4 min watch] Top suturing tips in skin cancer surgery

suturing

What are the most important things to keep in mind when closing a wound with sutures in a primary care or skin cancer practice? In this short video, HealthCert presenter and Skin Cancer Doctor Francis Tan shares his top suturing tips for skin cancer surgery. Continue reading “[4 min watch] Top suturing tips in skin cancer surgery”

[2 min watch] What instruments should I use in skin cancer surgery wound closure?

skin cancer surgery

“The instruments that I would recommend for wound closure are the most basic instruments you need for closing a wound.” In this insightful video, course presenter and Skin Cancer Doctor Francis Tan gives his practical advice on the instruments and tools you need for conducting skin cancer surgery in your general practice. Continue reading “[2 min watch] What instruments should I use in skin cancer surgery wound closure?”

[2 min watch] Charging for procedures in a bulk-billing practice

procedures

If you are in a practice that bulk-bills skin cancer procedures, can you charge any other fees in relation to that procedure, such as a procedure fee or a consumables fee? In this short video, Matt Woollard (Chief Operating Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) talks about the regulations relating to Medicare and billing skin cancer procedures. Continue reading “[2 min watch] Charging for procedures in a bulk-billing practice”

[2 min watch] When should you refer skin cancer surgery patients to specialists?

skin cancer surgery

Even the most experienced skin cancer doctors can sometimes face challenging surgical cases that simply can’t be appropriately managed in the primary care or skin cancer clinic setting. In this short video, Dr Tony Azzi talks about some of the circumstances in which he might refer a skin cancer surgery patient to a specialist.
Continue reading “[2 min watch] When should you refer skin cancer surgery patients to specialists?”

[2 min watch] Top 3 tips for decreasing pain from injections

injections

Do you see patients with a fear of needles? In this short video, Dr Tony Dicker provides his top three tips for decreasing pain from injections and making procedures more pleasant for your patients. Continue reading “[2 min watch] Top 3 tips for decreasing pain from injections”

[WEBINAR] LED phototherapy in skin cancer, general dermatology and aesthetic medicine

LED

Do you use LED phototherapy in your practice, or do you wish to utilise its full potential in treating a range of skin concerns? In this webinar, Skin Cancer and Aesthetic Medicine Doctor Di King shares how light emitting diode (LED) can be used to treat a range of common dermatological presentations, including acne, superficial skin lesions, and wound healing. Continue reading “[WEBINAR] LED phototherapy in skin cancer, general dermatology and aesthetic medicine”

[2 min watch] Which sutures should I use?

How do you select the most appropriate suture type for each procedure? A suture’s size or type will vary depending on the situation, and there are several factors to consider including how long they will last for.

In this short video, Skin Cancer Doctor Tony Azzi shares his advice and simple rules on the sutures he uses, such as a dermal suture on the back. Dr Azzi also discusses the size sutures he recommends as “some sutures are more suitable than others” for different areas of the body.

Continue reading “[2 min watch] Which sutures should I use?”