CPD modules

The management and treatment of patients with acne

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2016
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module looks at the common skin condition, acne, and its lesion types: comedonal (non-inflamed), papulopustular, nodular and conglobate. Evidence-based treatment, depending on lesion classification, and nursing care, which includes supporting patients in using these treatments and understanding the psychosocial effects of acne, are discussed.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Kathy Radley, Senior lecturer, University of Hertfordshire, and dermatology specialist nurse, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.


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