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Clinic at the Royal Children's Hospital
Emma King Photo
Dermatology Nurse Practitioners

Emma has been working at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne since 1991 and has specialised in paediatric dermatology since 1995. She pioneered the RCH dermatology nursing role and nurse practitioner model of care. She is acknowledged for her experience and expertise in paediatric eczema and dermatology, and in particular a strong expertise in children’s eczema management, molluscum contagiosum, cradle cap and nappy eczema.

Emma’s achievements and leadership in the area of nurse-led paediatric dermatology care has been widely recognised, including receiving the Royal Children’s Hospital Mary Patten Award, a Victorian Public Health Care award for workforce design and a Deakin University National Nursing Leadership award. Emma has developed numerous educational tools for children with eczema and provides regular education to Maternal Child Health Nurses, General Practitioners and Medical and Nursing staff in the tertiary setting. Emma is a mother of 4 children.

Emma is available for eczema, nappy eczema, cradle cap and molluscum contagiosum consults and will provide:
•    Thorough assessment.
•    Empowerment of parents with the skills to successfully manage their child’s skin condition at home.
•    Home treatment plan.
•    Demonstration of how to apply eczema creams, emollients, wet dressings and treatments correctly.
•    Emotional support