CREOD Research Flash – October 2015

Dermatitis Screening Practices in the Health Care Sector

Studies have shown that about one-quarter of health care workers (HCWs) have hand dermatitis, likely due to exposure to wet work (i.e. wearing gloves or having hands in water/liquids >2h per day and/or frequent hand washing). Although contact dermatitis can result in significant impairment and disability, better outcomes are possible through early detection and management.

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