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Prevention, control and treatment of scabies

03 November 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Scabies is a common, but neglected, skin condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent globally. It causes distress and is frequently regarded as a stigmatising...

Providing patients with information on caring for skin

11 November 2008

Nursing Standard

General article

This article examines why healthcare professionals may find it difficult to advise patients about care of chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne....

Management of patients with cellulitis of the lower limb

22 November 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article aims to help practitioners develop an understanding of cellulitis of the lower limb. It focuses on the identification of cellulitis, differentiating it...

Promoting effective education for children with eczema

27 January 2016

Nursing Standard

CPD

Patient and parent education for children with eczema should follow a consistent approach, guided by an established framework that combines aspects of nursing,...

Providing patients with information on caring for skin

05 November 2008

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article examines why healthcare professionals may find it difficult to advise patients about care of chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne....

A practical approach to the treatment of acne vulgaris

12 January 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article aims to provide healthcare professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to assess, diagnose and treat acne vulgaris. The article discusses the...

Management of patients with cellulitis of the lower limb

16 November 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

This article aims to help practitioners develop an understanding of cellulitis of the lower limb. It focuses on the identification of cellulitis, differentiating it...

Recognising and managing age-related dermatoporosis and skin tears

23 March 2018

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

Dermatoporosis is a chronic skin fragility syndrome, caused by age and environmental factors. People with dermatoporosis have skin whose protective mechanical...

Using emollients to restore and maintain skin integrity

18 June 2008

Nursing Standard

CPD

Emollients are an essential treatment option for the reduction of dry skin conditions and the maintenance of healthy skin. These functions are dependent on complex...

Safe and effective application of topical treatments to the skin

19 June 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Skin conditions are common in all age ranges, and can significantly affect an individual’s quality of life. Nurses prescribing or applying topical treatments should...