Evaluation and Biopsy of Skin Lesions

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Estimated time to complete session: 150 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Evaluate options for skin biopsy, including shave punch and excisional biopsies.
2. Compare appropriate biopsy selections for skin lesions depending on the type of lesion and its expected depth. 
3. Demonstrate knowledge of performing shave, punch, and excisional biopsies. 
4. Choose preferred suturing methods for wound closure. 
5. Discuss performance of local anesthesia with minimal pain and maximum effectiveness for patients. 

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 AAFP prescribed
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E. J. Mayeaux, Jr., MD, DABFP, FAAFP, Professor and Chairman, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia

Available Credit

  • 2.50 AAFP prescribed

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