IMPORTANT: Please sign in to update your subscription preferences and ensure you still receive communications from JCN

Sign in to your account

 

JCN Online Journals

Welcome the the Journal section of JCN Online. Here you can view every article from the current Journal of Community Nursing.

There are also extensive back issues available.

Please sign in or register to view the articles.


Journal details

Identifying common skin infections and infestations

As community nurses increasingly visit patients in their own homes to perform wound care, continence care or other common community nursing tasks, they may notice various skin conditions in the course of examining or treating patients. In order to provide holistic care, it is important that community nurses have a working knowledge of the variety of infections and infestations that can affect an individual's skin. This article takes a look at some of the more common skin infections/infestations impetigo, fungal infections, viral warts, and scabies and provides information on presentation, assessment and treatment.