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Healthy Skin Program: guidelines for community control of scabies, skin sores and crusted scabies in the Northern Territory

Posted on: 1 July, 2010
Issue: Vol 10 No 3, July 2010 - September 2010
Related to Environment Disease control Skin infections Northern Territory

Northern Territory Government Department of Health and Families (2010)
Healthy Skin Program: guidelines for community control of scabies, skin sores and crusted scabies in the Northern Territory 
Darwin: Centre for Disease Control, Northern Territory Government Department of Health and Families

These guidelines provide information and advice on the diagnosis, treatment and control of scabies, skin sores and crusted scabies. They detail a coordinated, community-based framework to implement the Healthy Skin Program, in order to reduce the prevalence of these skin infections. Background information is provided on skin infections in the Northern Territory, definitions and clinical presentation of different skin infections, details of the Healthy Skin Program and information on the management of crusted scabies.

Included in the appendices to the guidelines are:

  • details of education resources
  • fact sheets
  • medical equipment required for treatment
  • spreadsheets for record keeping
  • flowcharts to assist treatment and maintenance programs
  • guidelines for treating houses affected by scabies.

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