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Developing the evidence base for hygiene and emollient practices

30 April 2015

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Maintaining skin integrity is an essential part of ensuring health and wellbeing in older people, and personal hygiene and emollient practices are central in...

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...

Using the ‘aSSKINg’ model in pressure ulcer prevention and care planning

25 January 2021

Nursing Standard


Pressure ulcers are painful, costly and can negatively affect a patient’s quality of life. It has long been recognised that they increase the risk of infection,...

Role of nurses in promoting the skin health of older people in the community

15 July 2019

Nursing Standard


Why you should read this article: • To understand the skin changes that occur as part of the ageing process • To recognise the physical and psychosocial effects of...

Prevention of pressure ulcers in older people with frailty

21 July 2022

Nursing Older People


The incidence of pressure ulcers is highest among older people with frailty. The development of pressure ulcers is a common and challenging issue in this population,...

Preventing medical device-related skin damage

02 September 2019

Nursing Standard


While medical technology is continuing to improve healthcare outcomes and quality of life for patients, the number of people affected by medical device-related skin...