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Incontinence-associated dermatitis: a comprehensive review and update

Gray, Mikel, Beeckman, Dimitri, Bliss, Donna Z., Fader, Mandy, Logan, Susan, Junkin, Joan, Selekof, Joan, Doughty, Dorothy and Kurz, Peter (2012) Incontinence-associated dermatitis: a comprehensive review and update Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 39, (1), pp. 61-74. (PMID:22193141).

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In 2010, an international consensus conference was held to review current evidence regarding the pathology, prevention, and management of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD). The results of this literature review were published in a previous issue of this Journal. This article summarizes key consensus statements agreed upon by the panelists, evidence-based guidelines for prevention and management of IAD, and a discussion of the major challenges currently faced by clinicians caring for these patients. The panelists concur that IAD is clinically and pathologically distinct from pressure ulcers and intertriginous dermatitis, and that a consistently applied, structured, or defined skin care program is effective for prevention and management of IAD. They also agreed that differential assessment of IAD versus pressure ulceration versus intertriginous dermatitis remains a major challenge. Panel members also concur that evidence is lacking concerning which products and protocols provide the best outcomes for IAD prevention and treatment in individual patients. Issues related to differential assessment, product labeling and utilization, staff education, and cost of care are the primary focus of this article.

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Published date: January 2012
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences


Local EPrints ID: 339090
ISSN: 1071-5754
PURE UUID: 97a9c0d8-d40a-4718-9aa9-e8d74199b307

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Date deposited: 23 May 2012 10:03
Last modified: 12 Oct 2017 23:41

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Author: Mikel Gray
Author: Dimitri Beeckman
Author: Donna Z. Bliss
Author: Mandy Fader
Author: Susan Logan
Author: Joan Junkin
Author: Joan Selekof
Author: Dorothy Doughty
Author: Peter Kurz

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