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Document ID (ISN)106363
CIS number 07-411
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Weisshaar E., Radulescu M., Bock M., Albrecht U., Diepgen T.L.
Title Educational and dermatological aspects of secondary individual prevention in healthcare workers
Bibliographic information May 2006, Vol.54, No.5, p.254-260. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract This article describes a skin protection programme for healthcare workers (HCWs). The 504 participants were HCWs suffering from skin diseases suspected to be caused by occupational factors. Training mainly focused on the texture and functioning of the skin, general aspects of occupational skin diseases (OSDs), general information concerning skin protection and instructions about the correct use of skin cleansing and skin protection products. Participants were also examined by a dermatologist and a precise history of their skin diseases was obtained. Participants rated the programme as good to excellent. Similar training programmes should be offered to employees of other occupations with an increased risk for OSD.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; information of personnel; health care personnel; skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; Germany; skin creams; barrier creams; dermatological examinations; skin protection; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Health care services
OSH training
Workplace health promotion