ETSU’s Ousley co-authors book on common skin conditions
When Lisa Ousley started taking photographs of her patients’ various skin diseases more than 10 years ago, she had hopes the growing catalog would help her in making diagnoses throughout her career as a nurse.
Now a doctor of nursing practice, Ousley, who serves as East Tennessee State University’s clinical services director for Student/University Health Services, is using those hundreds of photographs to help other health providers, too.
“We were hoping to create a reference book that would increase a provider’s proficiency at the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of common dermatological disorders,” Ousley said of the book she co-authored with fellow DNP Faye Lyons. “It’s the first reference book on dermatology written by nurses, for nurses.”
“Dermatology For the Advanced Practice Nurse,” published by Springer Publishing Company, hit bookshelves in late July. It details the 60 most common conditions in dermatological care and includes approximately 100 of Ousley’s photos as well as others contributed by ETSU nurse practitioners.
The electronic version of the book includes another 200 photos of skin conditions captured by Ousley over the years.
“Dermatology For the Advanced Practice Nurse” can be purchased online at www.springerpub.com. It is also available on amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and other websites.
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