New UW study to include health care workers in Wisconsin

The ten week study will focus on antiseptic use

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) – Front-line workers in Wisconsin can take part in a new statewide study.

The UW School of Medicine ‘SHIELD’ study looks at new protections using certain antiseptics during the pandemic.

The ten week study is open to front-line healthcare personnel like nurses and doctors.

Eight percent of all cases in Wisconsin are people that are health care workers.

The jobs are putting those workers at risk.

“They have the baseline risk that they incur by just living in the community and then on top of that, they have to take care of patients with COVID-19, so their risk is higher,” said UW Health medical director of infection control Dr. Nasia Safdar

Enrollment information is available on the study’s page on the UW School of Medicine.