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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...

How to manage PVL-associated Staphylococcus aureus infections in primary care

23 January 2020

Primary Health Care

patient safety

Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium commonly found on human skin and in the upper respiratory tract. Although it is usually harmless, some strains of Staphylococcus...

Atopic eczema and the barriers to treatment adherence for children: a literature review

17 April 2023

Nursing Children and Young People

Skin conditions

Atopic eczema is a chronic, non-contagious, relapsing inflammatory skin condition commonly seen in children and adults. Children with atopic eczema often endure...

Supporting children, young people and families to self-manage atopic eczema

22 January 2024

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence and practice

Atopic eczema is common in childhood and can continue into adulthood. Adherence to treatment is a significant factor in its effective management, but the complexity...

Biological basis of child health 13: structure and functions of the skin, and common children’s skin conditions

20 September 2021

Nursing Children and Young People


This article, the 13th in a series on the biological basis of child health, focuses on the skin. The skin is the largest organ in the body and covers its whole outer...