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In general nursing, skin is seen as something that reveals perfusion, and that's about it. In this passionate talk, Jan Riley argues that skin is the best indicator of a patient's health - the story of their life will eventually play out on their skin. This is why a skin assessment is so important to include in routine observations. Join Jan as she makes her case for why this forgotten assessment system may just be the most important of all...


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Jan Riley

Jan Riley is a specialist dermatology nurse based in regional New South Wales, Australia. Her postgraduate studies include a Certificate in Dermatology Nursing (USA), Master of Nursing (NP) and Certificates in Dermoscopy and Skin Cancer Medicine. Driven by a passion for “all things skin”, Jan is a staunch and passionate mentor and advocate, who is always ready and willing to share knowledge and inspire nurses to understand skin’s impact on daily lives. Her active participation in a range of professional activities has greatly assisted to raise the profile of dermatology and skin disease in the community. Jan currently develops and presents skin education modules through a co-directed nurse education company (Dermatology Nurse Education Australia) for nurses across all areas of care delivery. See Educator Profile


7 Total Rating(s)
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Wendy Williams
23 May 2019

A great quick overview

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Jill Jaap
18 Mar 2019

Brief but a good introduction.

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Melanie Charlton
12 Feb 2019

A little too basic. Was hoping for more detailed knowledge.

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Kerrie Myhill
12 Jan 2019

In an Endoscopy environment, patients are often done quickly, but occasionally we do procedures which are lengthy. Between extended sedation times, age, nutritional and other factors, many of our patients have frail skin which requires consideration for time sedated, manual handling, canulation, repeated blood pressure measurements and assisting patients affected by sedation.

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Jenna He
19 Apr 2018


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Travis McAndrew
13 Mar 2018

very informative

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Kriebel felicja
08 Nov 2017

Very educational and interesting, but would love more information.

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Cecily Condon
11 Oct 2017

Makes you think of all the skin types one sees in a day!

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Total Rating(s)  7
First Published09 October 2017
Updated09 October 2017
Expires 21 October 2019
Integumentary and Skin
Clinical Assessment
Primary Health Care
Preventative Health
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