Research shows hospitalisation rates for skin infections in Aboriginal children are 15 times higher than those of non-Aboriginal children, with nearly half of all children living in remote communities having a skin infection at any one time.
A big part of the problem is that skin infections have become so common that they are considered ‘normal’ and are left untreated, leading to serious, life-threatening illnesses such as chronic heart and kidney disease.
The first-ever National Healthy Skin Guideline is designed to help health care providers easily recognise, diagnose, and treat skin infections using online resources such as photographs, learning tools and an interactive questionnaire. The Guideline also provides plenty of information on how to stop the spread of germs and keep skin strong and healthy.
Click on the image below to download your copy of the National Healthy Skin Guideline - 1st Edition.