With increasing health care costs in the United States, primary care is essential in providing routine medical care and health screenings. Malignant melanoma is one of the many preventable diseases on the rise in the United States. This directed project works to determine the effectiveness of an educational session presented to a group of primary care nurse practitioners regarding education, prevention, and diagnosis of malignant melanoma. This was done by presenting research and introducing dermoscopy via a power point presentation to the California Association of Nurse Practitioners. A one time post-intervention survey was used to determine the effectiveness of the intervention. Pre-session, 33% of subjects claimed they infrequently conducted screening exams, and 25% believed they infrequently asked patients about suspicious lesions. Ninety two percent of respondents found the presentation relevant to practice, 97% found their knowledge of skin cancer increased, and 100% believed they would implement the knowledge into practice. This project shows the need for continued education among primary care providers about skin cancer.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Public Health Education, Health sciences, Nursing|
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