Linda Paine Phillips received her MS and her pediatric nurse practitioner education from the State University of New York College of Nursing at Buffalo in 1991. Ms. Phillips is a nurse practitioner in the Student Health Center at the State University of New York at Brockport and is currently completing course work for adult nurse practitioner certification at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
PRIMARY CARE FOR WOMEN: Comprehensive Dermatologic Assessment
Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2011
1995 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 40, Issue 2, pages 172–186, March-April 1995
How to Cite
Phillips, L. P., Caruso, E. S. and Paine, L. L. (1995), PRIMARY CARE FOR WOMEN: Comprehensive Dermatologic Assessment. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 40: 172–186. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(95)00012-9
- Issue online: 6 JAN 2011
- Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2011
This article identifies the components necessary for comprehensive dermatologic assessment, including the pertinent anatomy and physiology, appropriate health history, and physical examination strategies. An overview of common dermatologic conditions in women is presented, and the identification of and action needed for life-threatening dermatologic conditions are reviewed. This article is the first of two articles on primary care for women with dermatological complaints; the subsequent article will address primary care management of common dermatologic conditions.