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Management of contact dermatitis

Management of contact dermatitis

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Time to Complete

0.5 hours


October 2, 2017


November 13, 2017

Programme Description

Dr Graham Johnston gives an overview of evidence-based recommendations for the management of contact dermatitis. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include the importance of taking a detailed history, when to offer patch testing and how to monitor treatment response.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Identify symptoms of contact dermatitis
  • Determine the effect of symptoms on the patient’s quality of life
  • Understand when to offer patch testing in suspected contact dermatitis
  • Use tools such as the Dermatology Life Quality Index and the Hand Eczema Severity Index
  • Offer effective patient education and signposting
  • Authors

    Activity authors
    Dr Graham Johnston
    Consultant dermatologist, Leicester Royal Infirmary
    Chair, BAD Contact Dermatitis Guidelines Development Group

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required