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An overview of the issues caused by more frequent hand hygiene procedures that are necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic and steps to improve skin integrity.
The importance of hand hygiene and PPE has been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. However, these measures can result in the rise of dermatological problems for healthcare workers. This course, written by Heather Morris, an occupational health nurse, considers those dermatological problems and looks at what can be done to reduce their occurrence.
This course can be accessed at work or at home on a variety of smart devices.
On completion of this course trainees will:
1. Understand how increased hand hygiene and PPE measures may lead to dermatological problems.
2. Appreciate the importance of healthy and intact skin to effective infection prevention and control.
3. Be able to identify the symptoms of irritant contact dermatitis.
4. Understand the steps that should be taken to minimise the risk of occupational hand dermatitis.
Add members of your team to your course to track their progress. This course contains topics that cover:
The course is accompanied by a multiple choice test to assess the trainee’s understanding of the content. When all module tests are completed the trainee will have access to a personalised certificate.
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