[3 min watch] How to get started with skin cancer work in your practice

skin cancer work

Are you interested in skin cancer work but don’t know where to start? In this short video, Paul Elmslie (Founder & CEO of HealthCert Education and National Skin Cancer Centres) gives his top three expert tips for setting up skin cancer services within a general practice.
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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”

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

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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?”

[7 min watch] Practical advice for conducting skin cancer checks

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“From the moment a patient walks through the door to the time they leave the room, there are many opportunities to do something differently from everybody else.” In this insightful video, course presenter and Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres gives his practical advice for conducting skin cancer checks and educating your patients about skin cancer prevention and early detection. Continue reading “[7 min watch] Practical advice for conducting skin cancer checks”

[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.
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[2 min watch] Starting out in aesthetic medicine: How to get your colleagues’ support

When you start implementing aesthetic services into your general practice or skin cancer clinic, you might initially find it challenging to get your colleagues’ support. In this short video, Skin Cancer & Aesthetic Doctor Dianne King shares her experiences with starting out in aesthetic medicine and offers some advice for gaining the support of your team.

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[4 min read] Top tips for safe cosmetic injecting

sterile injectables

Hyaluronic acid fillers and anti-wrinkle injections have become so commonplace that patients have a huge choice of practitioners and locations to receive these treatments. Whether it be their GP, plastic or cosmetic surgeon, dermatologist or nurse practitioner, it seems everyone is “injecting” these days. Crucial to being a trusted injector is safety, sterility and planning.

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

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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”

[5 min read] Can vitamin B3 reduce non-melanoma skin cancer risk?

vitamin B3

Skin cancer has been dubbed Australia’s ‘national cancer’, accounting for four times as many diagnoses as all other cancers put together. Finding ways to prevent skin cancer is a hot topic, and was the subject of a study conducted by a research team at the University of Sydney. As it is known that UV radiation causes DNA damage and also suppresses the innate immune response of the skin, the researchers sought to find compounds that could negate this process – specifically vitamin B3.

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