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Dermatology Resource Centre

Dermatology Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Dermatology Resource Centre brings together the latest news and clinical articles on developments in dermatology to help you identify, diagnose and treat skin conditions, and improve understanding of the psychological implications for patients.

Over eight million people in the UK have some form of skin disease, and often the practice nurse is their first port of call for treatment. Managing skin conditions effectively requires knowledge and empathy, and patients need support in the form of education, demonstration of treatment application techniques.

Sandra Lawton and Stuart Thompson-McHale are the expert bloggers for the Nursing in Practice dermatology and wound care resource centre. They work together as expert bloggers; Sandra Lawton produces all ... more

Latest dermatology news

05.05.17: Acne vulgaris (meaning ‘common’ in Latin) is often viewed as a rite of passage for teenagers and as such is often ignored by patients, parents and practitioners.
28.07.16: A survey by a leading charity has found that nearly one in four nurses reported that they were likely to be the only regular visitor for around half of the patients they see at home
03.04.16: Any one can get head lice and they can be easily treated, but it does require a consistent approach
15.03.16: Ticks carrying the bacteria ‘Borrelia’ causing Lyme disease are endemic throughout the UK, and reports of Lyme disease have been steadily increasing with the infection acquired in woodlands, moorlands and parks
10.03.16: For dermatology patients who may have complex needs and other health related problems more planning before a holiday is needed

Latest dermatology clinical articles

Thursday 11 December 2014
Key learning points: - Reasons people seek cosmetic treatments - Types of treatment available - Complications that can occur from these procedures and the role of primary care
Thursday 11 December 2014
Psoriasis is a chronic immuno-inflammatory disease, affecting 2-3% of the Western population.
Thursday 20 March 2014
Key learning points - Types of nappy rash - Advising on appropriate treatment - Preventing nappy rash
Thursday 20 March 2014
Key learning points - Recognise the presenting symptoms of specific skin complaints in young babies - Treating and helping to prevent recurrence of these conditions - Advice and reassurance for parents and carers
Monday 24 February 2014
Key learning points - Recognising varicose eczema - The underlying cause of varicose eczema - Management of varicose eczema

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Tuesday 19 July 2011
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Thursday 23 September 2010
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