Neo Skin

Educational Presentations for 2022

The Neo-Skin SIG will host 2 virtual presentations open to ACNN members and non-member neonatal nurses & midwives. The 1st presentation is scheduled for 2nd March and the 2nd on 17th August. Additonally, meetings will be held every 6-weeks on a Wednesday evening commencing at 7.30 pm AEST/AEDT - 13 April, 25 May, 6 July, 17 August, September (at the National Conference), and 9 November. Members are welcome to join these meetings, please just email for details. 

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

Time: 7.30 pm (AEST)
Presenter: Deanne August, RN, Neonatal Nurse, PhD Candidate
Ms. August is an Adjunct Fellow and Registered Nurse who is completing her PhD in Queensland Australia. Her background includes wound care, women's and newborn care, critical care and retrieval services. Deanne’s research focuses on skin injuries from mechanical forces such as pressure, friction, shearing, stripping, and the associated risks for injury. She current works as a clinical trial co-ordinator and is involved in several research studies including skin injury, evaluation of service delivery, feeding and vascular access.
Synopsis: Neonatal skin and skin injury are frequently discussed within the reference of risk factors. However, what comprises a good skin assessment? What are key assessment elements for distinguishing between injuries such as burns or mechanical injury? What about other rare skin conditions that might be mis-identified as an injury? This session will start with an overview of skin structure and function, then discuss the basic elements of skin assessment, including presentations for the most common types of skin injuries, benign skin conditions and more urgent skin conditions.
Free for members; $20 for non-members
Registration: Has now closed. Zoom logon details have been sent. 
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Updated 25 January 2022