The goal of this shingles continuing education program is to provide up-to-date information about the signs and symptoms of shingles, treatment modalities, nursing interventions and patient education issues. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Describe the common signs and symptoms of shingles.
- Describe three treatment modalities for shingles and two for post-herpetic neuralgia.
- List three nursing interventions to help patients adjust functionally, psychologically and physically to shingles.