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Healthcare workers are at high risk for occupational contact dermatitis of the hands due to exposure to wet work. The earlier the dermatitis is detected and managed, the better the outcome. This presentation will showcase a series of studies to develop and test a workplace screening tool for hand dermatitis in healthcare.
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Presenter: Dr. Kathryn Nichol
Dr. Nichol is Senior Director, Academic Affairs, Research and Innovation at University Health Network and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto. Kathryn’s current research focus is workplace screening for occupational hand dermatitis in healthcare and joint health and safety committee functioning and effectiveness.
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