PURPOSE: To provide the wound care practitioner with an overview of the nature and treatment of dermatitis.
TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.
OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to:
1. Describe the pathophysiology of dermatitis.
2. Discuss the characteristics that help to differentiate common types of dermatitis.
3. Identify appropriate treatment strategies for dermatitis.