Franka Šakić

Division of Occupational and Environmental Health

Mag. med. tech. / professional associate


  • 2020-2022. Master of Nursing, University of Zagreb, School of Medicine
  • 2010-2013. Bachelor’s degree in nursing, Zagreb University of Applied Health Sciences
  • 1994-1998. Nurse, Vinogradska School of Nursing

Work Experience

  • 10.2016. – Institute for Medical Research and  Occupational Medicine, Zagreb, Division of Occupational and Environmental Health
  • 11.2011.-9.2016. Kuna & Perić Medical Center
  • 6.2002.-10.2011. Polyclinic for internal affairs, neurology, gynecology and urology Dr. Bates
  • 1.1999.-10.2001. Health care facility Sestra Maca
  • 1995. Nurse, University Hospital Centre Sestre Milosrdnice – ICU, Clinic for Neurology

Fields of interest

  • Participation in on-call duty for telephone consultation in case of poisoning
  • Scientific research projects:

International projects

  1. European Academy of Dermatovenerology: “Chronic hand eczema in Europe: Patients’ experiences and perspectives” (CHEPEP) (2020-2021)

Institutional projects

  1. Contact dermatitis of the hands in doctors of dental medicine and doctors of medicine: frequency and risk factors, 2017-2019.
  2. Interaction of constitutional and occupational risk factors on the incidence of occupational contact dermatitis in hairdressing students during their education (SkinWork), 2017-2020.
  3. Prevention of poisoning of infants and preschool children through an educational intervention aimed at parents, 2018-2019.
  4. Determination of body composition and chronic stress using the bioimpedance method, 2018-2022.
  5. Prevalence and predictors of occupational contact dermatitis in nursing/technician students (NurseSkin), 2020-2021.

Scientific and professional gatherings

  1. 6th HUMS Congress with international participation, Sisterhood without Borders II, Opatija, 2017.
  2. Expert meeting “Good practice in occupational safety”, Croatian Society for Occupational Medicine, Zagreb 2018.
  3. Professional skin diseases in nurses/technicians: presentation of cases, STATE MEETING: EXPERIENCES AND NEWS OF THE HEALTH PROFESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPROVEMENT AND MODERNIZATION OF TEACHING, Zagreb, 2018.
  4. 7th Croatian congress of occupational medicine “Occupational medicine after 2020”, Pula, 2019.
  5. Prevention of child poisoning by educating parents, 3rd Symposium Stress in pediatric nursing care “What if the unexpected happens?” Special nursing requirements in the acute care of children”, Croatian Association of Nurses Pediatric Society, Ivanić Grad, 2019.
  6. Basics of skin protection at work, ŽSV Expert Meeting for Civic Education, for the City of Zagreb and Zagreb County, Zagreb, 2020.
  7. Epicutaneous testing procedure with materials brought from the workplace, CROTOX 2021. 6th Croatian toxicology congress with international participation, Rabac 2021.


Croatian Chamber of Nurses (HKMS)



  1. Skin protection at work, Expert meeting of the inter-county expert council of health care teachers, Zagreb, 2017.
  2. Occupational skin diseases in nurses: a case report, Expert gathering for teachers of vocational subjects in the health and social care sector: Experiences and news of the health profession for the purpose of improving and modernizing teaching, Zagreb, 2018.
  3. Recommended skin protection methods, County Expert Council of Biology Teachers in Vocational Schools of the City of Zagreb, SKIN HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK, Vocational School for Personal Services, Zagreb, 2018.
  4. Skin protection at work – how to choose and use gloves correctly, open days, IMI, 2018.
  5. Skin protection at work; Professional skin diseases of nurses – Presentation of cases from the practice of occupational medicine, exercises from the subject “Hygiene and preventive medicine” for students of the fourth grade of the Nursing School Vrapče, IMI, Zagreb, 2019.
  6. Basics of skin protection at work, Expert meeting of the Inter-County Expert Council in the dental technician and dental assistant program, Medvedgrad School of Nursing, Zagreb, 2019.
  7. Occupational skin diseases of nurses: a review of cases, Vrapče Nursing School, Zagreb, 2019.
  8. Basics of skin protection at work, County Professional Council of Nature and Biology Teachers of Zagreb County, Samobor, 2020.
  9. Basics of skin protection at work, County Professional Council of Chemistry and Biology Teachers in Primary and Secondary Schools of Krapina-Zagorje County, Zagreb, 2021.
  10. Skin protection at work for nurses/technicians: case report, EU OSHA Campaign “Healthy workplaces reduce workload 2020-2022” Workshop “Health at work for nurses/technicians”, Zagreb, 2021.

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