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Dermatology Nursing

News and practice for dermatology nurse specialists



Focus on handwashing in hospitals has led to rise in staff dermatitis

13-Feb-2015

The incidence of dermatitis has increased 4.5 times in healthcare workers following increased hand hygiene as a drive to reduce infections, such as MRSA, has kicked in, claim UK researchers.

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Study sheds light on why scratching worsens itch

Study sheds light on why scratching worsens an itch

31-Oct-2014

Scratching triggers the release of a nerve chemical that intensifies the itch sensation, US scientists have discovered.

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“Self-care support in leg ulcer services should be the priority”

“Self-care support in leg ulcer services should be the priority” Subscription Required

Venous leg ulcer recurrence is common. Many patients will develop at least three or more leg ulcers during their lifetime, and sometimes will have an ulcer that never heals. They often experience alternating periods of healed ulceration and open ulcers.

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An innovative way to overcome the tricky issue of visiting hours

2-Mar-2015

The topic of when and for how long relatives and friends can visit on hospital wards has long been a much discussed topic.

Scarlet fever cases on the rise in England

Scarlet fever cases on the rise in England

“More than 3,500 cases of scarlet fever – the vast majority in children – have been reported since September,” The Daily Telegraph reports.

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