The need and use of biologic medicines in Australia—research into the Australian dermatology context with patient and nurse involvement in 2023.

Nurses assist patients prescribed biologic medicines in assessments, safety, education, adherence and self-management. Internationally dermatology nurses play a significant role in patient care, also contributing to research and guidelines. Limited research into Australian nurses’ scope and practice is shown through an ad hoc survey of nurse activity with biologic patients, workplace training. Training, employment and permitted scope limitations may impede nurse/patient interactions. This research shows current Australian data—ad hoc—of Australian Dermatology Nurses’ Association (ADNA) members.