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Rashes: Terminology & Assessment

The care and management of a child with a rash depends largely on the clinician’s ability to correctly identify the rash. As nurses, we play a vital role in aiding the clinician’s correct diagnosis through the way that we describe the rash using the correct terminology and clearly communicate what we are observing. It is also important that the nurse can identify a rash that requires isolation to ensure the spread of an infectious rash is minimised.

Course Overview

Rashes are often one of the most difficult and stressful presentations to assess in paediatric nursing. This webinar breaks down the assessment of rashes to assist in clinical decision making around isolation, urgency of treatment and management priorities for patients presenting with a rash.

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Explore the terminology of different rashes
  • Recall how to assess clinical urgency
  • Understand how to determine if isolation is required
  • Acquire knowledge about common conditions presenting with a rash

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1 hour

Sept 2019

Sept 2019

Nov 2020

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Lisa Lucas

Paediatric Nurse Educator


Lisa Lucas is the Paediatric Nurse Educator at a large metropolitan Emergency department.

She has 13 years of Emergency Nursing experience working with children.

Lisa has a Masters in Emergency Nursing and has presented at international conferences on emergency nursing around the world. She is passionate about paediatric health care and nursing education.

Lisa is a wife and mother of 3 beautiful children, Nate, Abby & Zac.