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Improving knowledge of continence care to prevent skin damage associated with incontinence

This improvement programme was deemed exempt from ethics review according to local Trust policy.

Psoriasis: overview, treatments and implications for nursing care

Psoriasis is a complex disease with numerous risk factors and a multifactorial inheritance pattern. Approximately one-third of affected patients have a first-degree relative with the disorder,...

A new approach with a novel silicone adhesive stoma bag: a clinical study on peristomal skin and quality of life

This article presents a study examining the use of the first stoma bag to be developed with a silicone adhesive. GeniiTM stoma bag (Trio Healthcare) is described as the first ever stoma bag in the...

Skin assessment in adults

Early recognition of people who are at risk of developing skin breakdown is an essential part of prevention. Assessment of the skin should be part of a holistic approach and carried out regularly in...

The skin and associated disorders

The skin (integumentary system) is the largest organ of the body, weighs 2.7–3.6 kg and has an average surface area of 1.9 m2. It also has many functions (Table 1) and is made up of the hair and nails...

The challenges of wound management for hidradenitis suppurativa

Painful chronic wounds appear with discharge, odour, and complications such as infection and tunnelling, which can lead to scarring and disfigurement (Figure 2). Often reduced mobility and physical...

The frequency of early stomal, peristomal and skin complications

The aim of this study was to analyse the onset of stomal, peristomal and skin complications one month (30 days) after ostomy creation (early complications)..

Critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning when advanced practitioners assess and treat skin conditions

The possible list of differential diagnoses within the integumentary system is vast (Lynch, 1994). Although it is unlikely that those working outside the dermatology specialty will have a depth of...

Conducting a consultation and clinical assessment of the skin for advanced clinical practitioners

As with any consultation, when obtaining a history, questions should be presented in an open and sensitive manner. This is particularly pertinent for a skin complaint as patients may not know the...

Multinational survey on living with an ostomy: prevalence and impact of peristomal skin complications

To date, this Ostomy Life Study 2019 is the largest global survey performed on this topic. The results presented here underline the high prevalence of PSCs and the associated challenges present within...

Preventing medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI)

The skin is the largest organ of the body and performs many critical functions. It is a physical barrier to microorganisms and irritants. The pH of the skin has an antimicrobial function, so assists...

Can teledermatology meet the needs of the remote and rural population?

In 2018, the Cochrane database of systematic reviews analysed 22 studies with this sole objective: ‘to determine the diagnostic accuracy of teledermatology for the detection of any skin cancer in...

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