An Algorithm for Narrowband UVB Therapy

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Identifier 2013_Larsen
Title An Algorithm for Narrowband UVB Therapy
Creator Larsen, Brooke
Subject Advanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Skin Diseases; Phototherapy; Ultraviolet Therapy; Algorithms; Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation; Evidence-Based Medicine; Clinical Protocols
Description A Narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) algorithm was developed assisting health care provides to safely and effectively prescribe light therapy and in-turn allowing patients to achieve the best possible outcomes. Phototherapy is a safe and potentially effective modality used in dermatology for treatment of multiple dermatoses (diseases of the skin). The effectiveness of the therapy is dependent upon the utilization of an accurate algorithm based on diagnosis. A local dermatology clinic under-utilizes phototherapy treatment because of an absence of a set algorithm for phototherapy. Objectives for this project include:  Know learning needs of local resident dermatologists  Develop NBUVB Algorithm for local dermatology clinics that is evidence-based  Provider education  Present, implement, and evaluate the new NB-UVB algorithm Evidence-based research has demonstrated the medical benefits of treating multiple dematoses with UV light. There is an increase in knowledge of the mechanism of action and therapeutic benefit of Narrowband UVB, however familiarly with this treatment is declining. Efficacy of this treatment modality is dependent upon correct delivery of therapy. Health care providers must be able to prescribe treatment with ease, and follow an established protocol. The new protocol was implemented on 2/15/13 at dermatology grand rounds. It was emailed to local dermatology clinics and dermatology residences. It was also posted on the NB-UVB machine. Evaluation of new the algorithm includes counting the number of physicians and providers at a local dermatology clinic who are prescribing NB-UVB and surveying the knowledge base of local dermatology residents before and after the grand rounds presentation.
Relation is Part of Graduate Nursing Project, Doctor of Nursing Practice
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2013
Type Text
Rights Management © 2013 College of Nursing, University of Utah
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Collection Nursing Practice Project
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6dn737t
Metadata Cataloger AMT
Setname ehsl_gradnu
Date Created 2014-01-29
Date Modified 2018-01-30
ID 179577
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