Emollient therapy for dry and inflammatory skin conditions
Liz Green Currently on maternity leave. Previously dermatology research sister.
Most nurses will encounter patients with dry skin conditions such as atopic eczema and psoriasis in their everyday practice. Emollients can be beneficial for most dry skin conditions, although they are widely underused. Increased knowledge and awareness of the benefits and optimal use of emollient therapy can improve patient care and outcomes.
Nursing Standard. 26, 1, 39-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.09.26.1.39.c8692