A touchy subject: how to take the sting out of contact dermatitis
Daniel Allen Health journalist
At its worst, it is an occupational hazard that can end patient-facing careers, with the everyday tools of patient care creating a hostile environment for nurses’ skin. But there are steps to take to minimise risk
Nurses and doctors experience contact dermatitis at more than four times the rate of workers in other sectors, according to latest estimates from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Nursing Standard. 35, 2, 54-56. doi: 10.7748/ns.35.2.54.s21