Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Patient-Centered Wound Outcomes: A Literature Review

Laura L. Bolton, Nancy Faller, Robert S. Kirsner

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GENERAL PURPOSE: To present a comprehensive review of patient-centered outcomes of topical or systemic interventions applied to those with shingles or postherpetic neuralgia to inform clinical practice and identify related research needs. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant will be able to:1. Explain the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of herpes zoster (HZ).2. Identify interventions that have resulted in documented improvement of validated patient-centered outcomes in patients with HZ or postherpetic neuralgia.3. Recognize the average per patient medical costs of HZ in the US.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-248
Number of pages10
JournalAdvances in skin & wound care
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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