Event Details

PHO Grand Rounds: What Public Health Ontario’s new document “Recommendations for the Prevention, Detection and Management of Occupational Contact Dermatitis in Health Care Settings” can add to EOH and IPAC best practices

In 2012, researchers from Public Health Ontario (PHO) conducted an environmental scan to identify key issues in Ontario’s health care system relevant to occupational health, and infection prevention and control. The survey respondents identified occupational contact dermatitis as a key area of concern, as this condition poses a serious issue for Health Care Workers (HCWs). In response to the survey results, a recommendation document was created to address the need for education and training on preventative strategies for occupational dermatitis among front-line workers. This session will summarize a series of evidence-based recommendations for the prevention, early detection and management of occupational contact dermatitis in HCWs, through an interactive and engaging presentation.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how the skin functions as a barrier and how the host and environmental factors affect skin integrity.
  • Identify the clinical assessment and diagnosis of irritant and allergic contact dermatitis.
  • Recognize the role of skin colonization and infection in transmission of infection.
  • Summarize individual and organizational prevention and control measures for occupational contact dermatitis.

Presenter(s): Dr. Maureen Cividino

Dr. Cividino completed her Doctor of Medicine and family medicine residency at McMaster University. She holds a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and maintains certification with the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine and Certification in Infection Prevention Control and Epidemiology. 

She provides infection prevention and control physician support to PHO and is a member of several committees including the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Advisory Committee for Infection Prevention and Control. Dr. Cividino also continues to work as an Occupational Health Physician in academic and community acute care hospitals.

Accreditation

Public Health Ontario Grand Rounds are a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). In order to receive written documentation for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, please check “Yes” beside the question “Do you require CME credits?” on the registration form.

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Affiliate Members may count RCPSC credits toward their Mainpro+ credit requirements. All other CFPC members may claim up to 50 Certified credits per cycle for participation in RCPSC MOC Section 1 accredited activities.

PHO Grand Rounds are also approved by the Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).

For more information or for a record of registration for other Continuing Education purposes, please contact events@oahpp.ca

Accessibility

Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7100 or events@oahpp.ca.

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Published 17 Oct 2019