Assessing a patient with a common dermatological problem
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Assessing a patient with a common dermatological problem

Sandra Lawton Nurse consultant dermatology, Queen’s Nurse, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham

Skin conditions are common and patients will present in all care settings. Nurses observe the skin on a daily basis while caring for their patients, so it is important to have an understanding of the skin and its function. Skin conditions can be extremely uncomfortable and cause a great deal of distress, anxiety and embarrassment. This paper will the cover the principles of assessment of a patient presenting with a skin problem.

Primary Health Care. 26, 10, 42-49. doi: 10.7748/phc.2016.e1193


Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 21 July 2016

Accepted: 06 September 2016