Maintaining skin integrity is of upmost importance for infants, children and young people. Skin status is the most significant early indicator of the skin’s response to pressure exposure and the on-going risk of pressure injury and moisture damage. A thorough systematic approach to the child’s skin assessment is essential.
This course is designed to help delegates develop knowledge and understanding to share within their own teams to help manage and maintain children’s skin integrity. There will be an opportunity to review scenarios and delegates experience in clinical practice.
Target audience: Open to all staff groups and individuals.
- Anatomy and physiology of skin
- Why is this important?
- Structured SSKIN approach to maintaining children’s skin integrity
- Grading pressure ulcers
- Prevention and management of paediatric pressure ulcers, nappy rash and moisture lesions
- What are the difference between pressure ulcers and moisture lesions?
- Incontinence related dermatitis
- Maintaining a structured approach to manage complicated nappy rash – which creams are which?
Booking Information: £85 (Anyone outside of the Trust wishing to attend this course will be invoiced from the Great
Ormond Street Hospital finance department)
Internal staff can visit the PGME intranet site http://gosweb/pgme to download a booking form now.
Alternatively, please contact us via email: email@example.com or on 020 7405 9200 ext. 5016