Clinical Detective: Skin

1h 35m of CPD
Jan Riley
16 May 2017

This Course will reinforce why certain diagnostic tests, observations and procedures are undertaken to confirm or eliminate potential clinical problems. You will be asked a series of questions throughout the case study that will assist you with this and your learning.


Identify the presenting signs and symptoms of the patient and patient history


Describe the assessment and diagnostic tests required for this patient


Explain the potential management and expected outcomes for this patient


Identify the presenting condition


Jan Riley

Jan Riley is a specialist dermatology nurse based in regional New South Wales, Australia. Her postgraduate studies include a Certificate in Dermatology Nursing (USA), Master of Nursing (NP) and Certificates in Dermoscopy and Skin Cancer Medicine. Driven by a passion for “all things skin”, Jan is a staunch and passionate mentor and advocate, who is always ready and willing to share knowledge and inspire nurses to understand skin’s impact on daily lives. Her active participation in a range of professional activities has greatly assisted to raise the profile of dermatology and skin disease in the community. Jan currently develops and presents skin education modules through a co-directed nurse education company (Dermatology Nurse Education Australia) for nurses across all areas of care delivery.


Soumyamol Binesh14 Sep 2018

Elizabeth Makgeta 05 Sep 2018
Excellent teaching

Emily tui wharerimu15 Aug 2018
Well presented

Cass Rice20 Jul 2018
Well paced

Tanya Volzke20 Jun 2018
Well presented inservice

Elizabeth Taylor30 May 2018
helpful resource and presented comfortably and realistically

Genette Hobson-Campbell29 May 2018
this resource was brilliant

Harmeet Kaur26 May 2018

Phoebe tsourdalakis26 May 2018

Angela phelan25 May 2018
very interesting

Hui Bing Kum24 May 2018

Mi Park24 May 2018
very useful. thank you.

Cal Tudor16 May 2018

Lin Jiang14 May 2018

Sarah fittock13 May 2018
Excellent presentation for all aged care nurses. Very informative.

Jinju Rajeev08 May 2018
simplified ,informative

Gurnam Singh Saini02 May 2018
very useful for me

Kayla Smith30 Apr 2018
very good

Kate Tennant11 Apr 2018

Rhonda Briggs13 Mar 2018
Great VLA and relevant to aged care practice.

Jessica Khan20 Feb 2018

Suzanne Gibbes14 Dec 2017
Great speaker and powerpoint. Have seen the speaker live and she has such passion for the skin and total patient care.Congrats

Linda Williscroft08 Nov 2017
This is an excellent learning skills for anyone working in a residential aged home.

Course Overview

Topics include:

  • The importance of holistic assessment
  • Differences between venous and arterial insufficiency
  • Assessment tools
  • Patient treatment and education

Target audience

All health professionals involved in the delivery of healthcare.


To enhance your critical thinking, assessment, and problem-solving skills by working through a case study in order to identify and act on a common clinical condition.


We use critical thinking skills and professional judgment on a daily basis in our practice. It is important that we continue to revise and strengthen these skills to ensure that we are able to recognise deteriorating patients and changes to conditions in a timely manner.

Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.

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