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Skin reactions to wound dressings

Skin reactions to wound dressings

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Time to Complete

1 hour


June 15, 2016


March 22, 2018

Programme Description

Professor Richard White explains the importance of careful selection of wound dressings in order to minimise allergic reactions. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis and when to recommend patch testing.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, GPs and other healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Identify and diagnose allergic contact dermatitis in patients with leg ulcers
  • Know when to recommend patch testing
  • Know which types of wound dressing are more appropriate for particular patients with ACD
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Professor Richard White
    Professor of tissue viability
    Institute for Health
    University of Worcester

    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 1 learning credit (1 hour 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.


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