WORKSHOPS

Alopecia Workshops

Call now to book a workshop for you and your nursing department (360) 391-5428

Educating about alopecia areata (AA) and advocating for all of us living with alopecia is one of the most effective ways to raise awareness and make the patient experience a much better one.

Nurses are where it’s at! With extensive research within the alopecia and nursing communities, I discovered limited resources for patients during and after appointments. Combined with abbreviated appointments, caring yet overworked nurses, and the lack of more than basic alopecia areata knowledge – patients are unhappy, confused, and troubled by their medical experience.

Nurses: We know that empowering your patients is important. Call to find out why this information is important for you and your nursing career, and how you can provide necessary resources to your patients.

Workshop topics include:
*The basics of alopecia areata (Alopecia 101)
*How you can help your patient with alopecia areata
*Local & online resources specific to your patient’s needs
*What “normal” blood work looks like for patients with AA
*How to talk about hair loss without it being awkward
*Recommendations of books and other media resources

Common misconceptions about AA
*Alopecia areata is often seen as a cosmetic condition
*AA is often considered a response to stress, but there are any number of triggers that have been documented. Stress and anxiety tend to be a result of alopecia vs. the contributing factor.

Alopecia Areata may Co-Exist with other Autoimmune Conditions
*Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
*Rheumatoid Arthritis
*Type 1 Diabetes
*Crohn’s Disease
*Psoriasis