Niki Bryn, APRN, DCNP, always makes us proud at Dermatology and Skin Health. We are excited to announce that she wrote a chapter in a new book, “Dermatology for Advanced Practice Clinicians,” edited by Margaret A. Bobonich and Mary Nolen.
The book includes submissions from 26 authors and spans 496 pages total (not light reading!). Niki wrote Chapter 14, “Disorder of Hair and Nails” – a topic she specializes in and practices daily in her role here at Dermatology and Skin Health.
Niki says, “the book is for primary care Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants new to dermatology. It is a reference book to help Advanced Practice Clinicians assess, evaluate, and treat many dermatologic concerns that people come to the office for evaluation.” Niki adds, “This book includes advancements as well as the new ICD 10 codes,” clearly good stuff for those in-the-know.
Niki continues, “Nurse Practitioners wanted a good reference for preparing for exams and as reference to provide quality care. There are many books, but this is geared to APC’s and updates the ICD 10 codes.”
How did Niki get chosen to be a part of this project?
“I am very active in national organizations and know the the editors well.” Niki was one of the select number of clinicians across the nation to collaborate on “Dermatology for Advanced Practice Clinicians.”
Her work on the book has had some benefits for Niki as well, “It has helped me with a quicker more comprehensive evaluation (on hair problems).” In addition, Niki says, collaborating with experts nationally always promotes better patient care by challenging one to do better and expand knowledge base. Also, writing the chapter has heightened her interested in lecturing again.
For further information, one need only turn to Amazon.com:
“Dermatology for Advanced Practice Clinicians offers a practical approach to the care of common dermatosis. It comprehensively covers the basic science of lesion morphology and key diagnostic skills for exams. Chapters on common skin diseases walk you through everything you need to know, from the basic pathophysiology of the disease to epidemiology, common clinical presentations, diagnostics, differential diagnoses, management, complications, follow up, patient education, the need for referral or consultations, resources, and ICD-10 codes. A Special Considerations section addresses the unique needs of specific patient populations, such as pediatrics, geriatrics, and pregnancy.”