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Promoting skin health in older people

01 December 2010

Nursing Older People

Feature

This article examines general skin care for older people, including barrier function and changes associated with the ageing process. A systematic approach to skin...

The use of emollient therapy for ageing skin

01 June 2011

Nursing Older People

CPD

Skin ageing has intrinsic signs and symptoms, often complicated by extrinsic photo-ageing symptoms and concurrent disease processes. It progresses with age but...

A guide to emollient therapy

23 February 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Although the benefits of emollient therapy have been widely acknowledged in dermatology treatments (Cork 1997), emollients have tended to be undervalued and...

Assessing and treating adult patients with eczema

01 July 2009

Nursing Standard

CPD

Eczematous conditions are common in all age ranges; this article focuses on conditions that affect adults. The principles of assessment and the use of emollients and...

Assessing and treating adult patients with eczema

07 May 2010

Primary Health Care

CPD

Eczematous conditions are common in all age ranges; this article focuses on conditions that affect adults. The principles of assessment and the use of emollients and...

The role of emollients in the care of patients with dry skin

24 October 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Dry skin (xerosis) is a common problem, and ranges from mild dryness through to severe dryness and skin breakdown. The use of emollients continues to be the main...

Effective use of emollients in infants and young people

27 October 2004

Nursing Standard

CPD

Dry skin conditions are common in infants and young people. Emollients are the mainstay of treatment and play an important role in rehydrating dry skin. Nurses need...

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...

Assessment and management of atopic eczema in children

07 September 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Atopic eczema is a chronic inflammatory itchy skin condition caused by a defect in skin barrier function. It is common in infants and children and may continue into...