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DebMed Blog: Healthcare Hygiene Matters

The Importance of Skin Health in Healthcare Facilities

Posted by DebMed on Mar 29, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Winter temperatures can be harsh on skin – especially hands, as they are often more exposed to harsh conditions than other parts of the body. Couple that with the number of times a healthcare worker is required to wash their hands throughout the day, and you’ve got an increased chance of dermatitis.

As one of the most prevalent occupation disorders, occupational dermatitis accounts for nearly 15 percent of workplace injuries.

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Topics: dermatitis, healthcare worker hand lotions, hand hygiene education, Long Term Care, occupational skin disease, product selection, Skin Health

How To Protect Environmental Service Professionals From Occupational Dermatitis

Posted by DebMed on Aug 4, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Environmental service professionals are some of the unsung heroes in every facility. Without them, rooms would be left contaminated and patients would be at greater risk of contracting HAI's.

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Topics: dermatitis, environmental services, occupational skin disease, infection prevention, hand hygiene, debmed

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