The Skin Conference
- : Brisbane QLD 4001
Changes to the health of the skin are commonplace and generally affect a person’s life. Yet, conditions of the skin are often poorly understood and seen as something only relevant to specialised areas. This conference offers a timely opportunity for all nurses to refresh their knowledge about the skin. Topics include:
- Beneath the surface - the unique role of the skin in immune function
- How to identify common skin conditions
- Why certain chronic diseases may manifest in skin disease
- Red Alert - medicines that cause skin reactions
- Australia’s National Cancer - skin cancers that kill
- Stoma skin care, dermatitis, eczemas and skin emergencies
- The Mind-Skin Interaction and much, much more...
The Goal Need for Program
The skin represents 16% of body weight and is an extremely complex organ. Without it we die. Disorders of the skin are common and many fall under the definition of chronic disease. As nurses are in a prime position to identify and correctly manage conditions of the skin, it is essential they have access to emerging knowledge about best practice care. This includes the psychological implications associated with altered body image or simply managing skin symptoms. A conference that reviews our modern understanding of the physiology of the skin and evidence-based treatments of common skin conditions is timely.
Purpose of Program
The purpose of this conference is to improve outcomes for patients with skin conditions by providing evidence-based information to nurses on a range of theoretical and practical topics related to the skin.
Your learning outcomes:
Patients with preventable skin disease will remain lesion-free in your care
Patients in your care with skin lesions will be assessed and managed appropriately including referral when necessary
Your patient education will be based on the best available evidence, your clinical expertise and tailored to individual patient preferences and values
Psychosocial support will be provided to patients experiencing a skin condition to minimise the impact of social and emotional distress
To Be Determined