|Document ID (ISN)||65726|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Holness D.L., Tarlo S.M., Sussman G., Nethercott J.R.
||Exposure characteristics and cutaneous problems in operating room staff
||June 1995, Vol.32, No.6, p.352-358. 22 ref.
||The objectives of this exploratory study performed in operating room personnel were to characterize the exposure and determine the prevalence of cutaneous symptoms and findings and to examine relationships between exposure characteristics and cutaneous outcomes. A questionnaire and standardized hand examination were used to assess the exposure and cutaneous status. 184 operating room staff were assessed. Current skin problems were reported by 26%. Hand examination revealed that 9% had findings consistent with eczema and 10% changes of moderate dryness. A variety of preventive practices were being used by those with symptoms or findings. The use of preventive strategies varied between different groups. It is concluded that these workers might benefit from more education regarding cutaneous hazards, preventive strategies and the importance of appropriate investigation of these problems.
||skin diseases; eczema; health care personnel; hospitals; operating theatres
||symptoms; risk factors; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada; USA|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services