School of Nursing - Online Short Course

Skin Infections and Infestations in Children: Assessment and Management 2016

Recurrent skin infection and infestations in children has been identified as a significant child health issue within New Zealand.  Poverty, lack of time, access, poor knowledge and transportation are some of the factors that have led to this health issue being more prevalent within lower socioeconomic groups.  Access to these vulnerable groups can be readily achieved by nurses who are often the first contact health care provider. 

This online course provides the knowledge required to empower nurses to safely assess the child, diagnose and initiate therapy, inclusive of medications under standing orders.

About the Facilitator

Tom Gorte (RN BSc CertEd MN), trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital to become a paediatric nurse.  Early within his career, he engaged in continuous professional development which was formalised by obtaining a certificate in adult education.  His Masters in Nursing is focused on child health.  Currently, he is a Professional Clinician at Massey University teaching within undergraduate and postgraduate papers as well as within the clinical setting.  His knowledge of child health across New Zealand is augmented by his involvement in the auditing of child health services across several DHBs.

Course Cost

NZD$250 (Including GST) per person


Note: Registration to Skin Infections is temporarily closed while the resources are updated.  Registration will re-open November 2016.

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