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  • Dermatologists such as Prof Ryan, Irving and Finlay have promoted the idea of skin failure, akin to that of other organ failure and in doing so highlight not only its physical significance, but the psychosocial impact of disfigurement.
    Skin cancer: including the cutaneous effects of AIDS (Kaposi’s sarcoma)
    Another related key issue is the importance of all nurses understanding the need to promote a healthy skin barrier and in doing so reduce the risk of the development of chronic wounds.
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    Main cause: filarial worm: Wuchereria bancronfti
    Filariform larvae enter bloodstream via mosquito bite
    Elephantiasis: overgrowth of the skin and sub-cutaneous tissues due to chronic lymphoedema
    Lymphangitis: bouts of fever, pain: groin, axilla, breasts
    Legs and scrotum particularly affected, leading to grotesque deformity and the weight that can prevent activity.
    40 million people are seriously incapacitated & disfigured by the disease
  • Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hopsital- Durban
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    • 1. The Development & Role of the International Skin care Nursing Group Steven ErsserSteven Ersser Chair ISNG Advisory BoardChair ISNG Advisory Board
    • 2. Global challenge of meetingGlobal challenge of meeting skin care needsskin care needs • Skin health is important, but neglected worldwideSkin health is important, but neglected worldwide • The burden of dermatological disease is high both inThe burden of dermatological disease is high both in terms of chronic disease and infections &terms of chronic disease and infections & infestationsinfestations • There is a need to focus on skin barrier vulnerabilityThere is a need to focus on skin barrier vulnerability by, for example, preventing chronic woundsby, for example, preventing chronic wounds • Skin disease can be a public health issue eg skinSkin disease can be a public health issue eg skin cancer, lymphatic filariasiscancer, lymphatic filariasis • Skin diseases are complex in nature with majorSkin diseases are complex in nature with major psychological, quality of life & socio-economic aspsychological, quality of life & socio-economic as well as physical impactswell as physical impacts
    • 3. Promoting Skin health throughPromoting Skin health through Nursing:Nursing: • Care of the skin- is fundamental to nursingCare of the skin- is fundamental to nursing • Many countries have inadequate numbers ofMany countries have inadequate numbers of dermatologistsdermatologists • Nurses are ideally placed to make a significantNurses are ideally placed to make a significant impact in this fieldimpact in this field • Nursing service is complementary to thatNursing service is complementary to that provided by dermatologists and is key toprovided by dermatologists and is key to promoting access to skin care /dermatologypromoting access to skin care /dermatology servicesservices
    • 4. Nursing roles worldwideNursing roles worldwide • Resource rich countries: likely to be aboutResource rich countries: likely to be about expanding specialist roles at all levels ofexpanding specialist roles at all levels of patient needpatient need • Resource poor countries: likely to beResource poor countries: likely to be about promoting hygiene and skin integrityabout promoting hygiene and skin integrity through health education at a non-through health education at a non- specialist levelspecialist level
    • 5. ISNG VisionISNG Vision Through optimal use of the nursingThrough optimal use of the nursing resource and in collaboration withresource and in collaboration with other professionals and agencies, theother professionals and agencies, the world’s population will have access toworld’s population will have access to adequate facilities and resources foradequate facilities and resources for the promotion of healthy skin for allthe promotion of healthy skin for all ISNG (2000)ISNG (2000)
    • 6. Aims of ISNG: IAims of ISNG: I • Contribute towards major public health initiativesContribute towards major public health initiatives where skin management is centralwhere skin management is central • Promote nursing education for nurses on skinPromote nursing education for nurses on skin health, develop curriculahealth, develop curricula • Facilitate collaboration with nursing networks &Facilitate collaboration with nursing networks & other health professionals on skin healthother health professionals on skin health • Establish an Advisory Group of expert nursesEstablish an Advisory Group of expert nurses who provide a resource on skin healthwho provide a resource on skin health • Collect information about the role of nurses inCollect information about the role of nurses in the provision of skin care worldwidethe provision of skin care worldwide
    • 7. Aims of ISNG: IIAims of ISNG: II • To exercise the political function of the groupTo exercise the political function of the group through:through: – Raising awareness of:Raising awareness of: • skin disease as a public health concern ofskin disease as a public health concern of significant impact on individuals and populationssignificant impact on individuals and populations • lack of support and resources for nursing whichlack of support and resources for nursing which prevents realisation of the full potential to meetprevents realisation of the full potential to meet skin care related health needsskin care related health needs – Promoting nursing involvement in internationalPromoting nursing involvement in international dermatology policy makingdermatology policy making • Supporting research and development on skinSupporting research and development on skin care nursingcare nursing
    • 8. ISNG HistoryISNG History • 19981998: working group established in Oxford, aims: working group established in Oxford, aims and objectives of the group determinedand objectives of the group determined • 1998/91998/9: Data established: Data established • 19991999: Launch at VIII International Congress of: Launch at VIII International Congress of Dermatology, CairoDermatology, Cairo • 19991999: European Skin Care Nursing Network-: European Skin Care Nursing Network- AmsterdamAmsterdam • 19991999: Successful funding bid for -project worker: Successful funding bid for -project worker • 2000:2000: ISNG Office set up atISNG Office set up at University ofUniversity of SouthamptonSouthampton • 2002:2002: Invited to plan the first nursing symposium atInvited to plan the first nursing symposium at World Congress of DermatologyWorld Congress of Dermatology • 20032003: Affiliated to the International Council of: Affiliated to the International Council of NursesNurses
    • 9. Membership and countriesMembership and countries • 265 members from265 members from over 30 countriesover 30 countries • Cover mostCover most continentscontinents • Most are activists/Most are activists/ senior influentialsenior influential nursesnurses • Nurses mainly butNurses mainly but multi-professionalmulti-professional
    • 10. ISNG Advisory BoardISNG Advisory Board • Advise on the ISNG developmentAdvise on the ISNG development supporting Chairsupporting Chair • 9 members covering 5 continents9 members covering 5 continents • All leaders in dermatology nursing includeAll leaders in dermatology nursing include a number ex Presidents/ Chairs of nationala number ex Presidents/ Chairs of national dermatology nursing groupsdermatology nursing groups • Providing leadership in their regionsProviding leadership in their regions
    • 11. Key achievements I: 1999-2006Key achievements I: 1999-2006 • Raising the profile and awareness ofRaising the profile and awareness of dermatology nursing internationallydermatology nursing internationally • Educational projects:Educational projects: – Contributed towards the WHO GlobalContributed towards the WHO Global Alliance for Morbidity Control ofAlliance for Morbidity Control of Lymphatic Filariasis health promotion onLymphatic Filariasis health promotion on skin care (2000-2004)skin care (2000-2004) – Establishing the Principles of Skin CareEstablishing the Principles of Skin Care Project (2006/7)Project (2006/7) • Instigated the development of ESCNN:Instigated the development of ESCNN: European Skin Care Nursing NetworkEuropean Skin Care Nursing Network
    • 12. ISNG fieldwork in TanzaniaISNG fieldwork in Tanzania •
    • 13. ISNG fieldwork in TanzaniaISNG fieldwork in Tanzania
    • 14. Key achievements II: 1999-2006Key achievements II: 1999-2006 • Supported development of national groups andSupported development of national groups and regional activity: eg: Europe (Switzerland, Italy),regional activity: eg: Europe (Switzerland, Italy), South Africa, IndiaSouth Africa, India • Advice on international issues to BDNGAdvice on international issues to BDNG Committee 2000-4Committee 2000-4 • Led the first nursing symposia at the WorldLed the first nursing symposia at the World Congress of Dermatology in 2002 (Paris)Congress of Dermatology in 2002 (Paris) • Key conferences: eg: Tanzania, Malta, SouthKey conferences: eg: Tanzania, Malta, South Africa, India, FranceAfrica, India, France • Regular newsletters to membersRegular newsletters to members • Established website www.isng.orgEstablished website www.isng.org
    • 15. Australia: ADNA integrated meetingAustralia: ADNA integrated meeting Perth 2005Perth 2005
    • 16. Malta: first ISNG joint skin & wound careMalta: first ISNG joint skin & wound care conferenceconference
    • 17. South African first meeting: 2006South African first meeting: 2006
    • 18. India: Hyderabad -nursing symposiumIndia: Hyderabad -nursing symposium for dermatologists 2006for dermatologists 2006
    • 19. Key relationships with otherKey relationships with other groupsgroups • International Council of Nurses (officialInternational Council of Nurses (official affiliate member)affiliate member) • International Foundation of DermatologyInternational Foundation of Dermatology • International League of DermatologicalInternational League of Dermatological SocietiesSocieties • National dermatology nursing groups:National dermatology nursing groups: egs BDNG, ADNA (Australia), NDNAegs BDNG, ADNA (Australia), NDNA (Netherlands), Dermatology Nurses(Netherlands), Dermatology Nurses Association (USA)Association (USA)
    • 20. International Council ofInternational Council of Nurses: vision shared withNurses: vision shared with ISNGISNG We are in the vanguard of health careWe are in the vanguard of health care progress, shaping health policy around theprogress, shaping health policy around the world through our expertise, the strengthworld through our expertise, the strength of our numbers, the alignment of ourof our numbers, the alignment of our efforts and our collaboration with theefforts and our collaboration with the public and other health care professionalspublic and other health care professionals
    • 21. Who will advise patients aboutWho will advise patients about matters dermatological in the newmatters dermatological in the new millenniummillennium?? Dermatologists have been accused of thinkingDermatologists have been accused of thinking that they are the only people who know aboutthat they are the only people who know about skin diseases and that they are the only peopleskin diseases and that they are the only people sufficiently qualified to treat them. How true issufficiently qualified to treat them. How true is this, and is it likely that dermatologists are goingthis, and is it likely that dermatologists are going to be the major sources of advice onto be the major sources of advice on dermatological matters in the new millennium?dermatological matters in the new millennium? Prof.Prof. Robin Marks (2000) in Archives of DermatologyRobin Marks (2000) in Archives of Dermatology University of MelbourneUniversity of Melbourne President, International League of Dermatological SocietiesPresident, International League of Dermatological Societies