Rash management


These guidelines have been produced to guide clinical decision making for the medical, nursing and allied health staff of Perth Children’s Hospital. They are not strict protocols, and they do not replace the judgement of a senior clinician. Clinical common-sense should be applied at all times. These clinical guidelines should never be relied on as a substitute for proper assessment with respect to the particular circumstances of each case and the needs of each patient. Clinicians should also consider the local skill level available and their local area policies before following any guideline. 



To guide staff in the isolation of infectious rashes in the Emergency Department. 

PCH Rash Management Guideline

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  1. Moffet's Pediatric Infectious Diseases A Problem-Oriented Approach Fisher R, Boyce T G, Correa A G, 5th Edition Philidelphia: Wolters Kluwer, 2017.
  2. Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 6th ed. Fleisher GR, Ludwig S. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010.
  3. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics: 20th Edition Robert M. Kliegman, Bonita M.D. Stanton, Joseph St. Geme, Nina F Schor Publisher: Elsevier, 2016.

Endorsed by:  Nurse, Co-director, Surgical Services  Date:  Feb 2023

 Review date:   Jan 2026

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