Advanced Practice Nursing Issues

Dermatologic Assessment From a Distance: The Use of Teledermatology in an Outpatient Chemotherapy Infusion Center

Jeanine N. Gordon

infusions, Assessment
CJON 2012, 16(4), 418-420. DOI: 10.1188/12.CJON.418-420

Treatment-related dermatologic toxicities are common for patients with cancer. Rashes associated with dermatologic toxicities are best treated by a physician who specializes in dermatologic conditions resulting from cancer treatment, but scheduling and travel may present challenges for patients. This article describes a pilot project in which nurses used telemedicine technology to facilitate patient visits with an off-site dermatologist.

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