Scabies in Residential Aged Care Facilities

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Lecture Overview

Scabies is a highly contagious parasitic skin infestation spread by close physical contact between people. Epidemics of scabies commonly occur in institutional settings, such as long-term care facilities. In this lecture, clinical pharmacist Gauri Godbole discusses the implications and management of scabies in residential aged care settings.


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Gauri Godbole View profile
Gauri Godbole is a specialist clinical pharmacist in aged and palliative care at Gosford Hospital, NSW, leveraging her extensive experience in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, and academia to provide comprehensive care in her current role. She has achieved notable milestones, such as being a qualified dementia practitioner, conducting impactful research, publishing extensively, and presenting regularly at national and international forums. Gauri's remarkable contributions to pharmacy practice were acknowledged through her receipt of the prestigious Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA), NSW State Achievement Award in 2022.
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First Published04 July 2023
Updated04 July 2023
04 July 2025
Learning Tools
Clinical Assessment
Infection Prevention and Control
Infectious Diseases
Aged Care
Residential Aged Care