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The role of emollients in the care of patients with dry skin

24 October 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Dry skin (xerosis) is a common problem, and ranges from mild dryness through to severe dryness and skin breakdown. The use of emollients continues to be the main...

Understanding the main principles of skin care in older adults

14 November 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

The skin is a complex organ with multiple functions. It undergoes two distinct ageing processes – intrinsic and extrinsic ageing – leading to specific changes in the...

Prevention and management of moisture-associated skin damage

24 January 2019

Nursing Standard

Skin care

The harmful effects of excessive moisture on a patient’s skin are well known. While traditionally considered an issue only encountered in continence care and older...