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.
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.