Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD) is a painful, problematic skin injury that results from exposure to urine or feces. This is a miserable patient experience that also increases the risk of complications, such as secondary infections and pressure ulcers or injuries.
IAD is an issue in acute as well as long-term care settings. The data sheets below will help you measure and manage IAD's impact within your facility.
Explore the impact of Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis in acute settings (PDF, 449.53 KB).
Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis can cause patients considerable discomfort and can cost facilities a considerable amount of money. That’s what makes assessing and addressing IAD so important.
Explore Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis in long-term care settings (PDF, 354.26 KB).
Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis can cause discomfort, pain, burning or itching in the affected areas. A prevention protocol may reduce the risk (and associated costs) of resident skin damage.
In 2014, 3M brought together 20 international experts to look at gaps in Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis clinical care and to advance best practice principles that address those gaps. What will you find in their best practice principles document?
Hands-on clinicians will find practical guidance for:
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Download a helpful resource that defines IAD and outlines what you can do about protection and prevention.
Hear what IAD experts have to say about the condition, as well as prevention and protection of patient skin.
This overview video highlights the Best Practice Principles outlined in Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis: Moving Prevention Forward.
3M℠ Health Care Academy offers proven, practical online educational content to healthcare professionals. Explore available courses focused on Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis and other conditions.
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1. Nix D, Haugen V (2010) Prevention and management of Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis. Drugs Aging 27(6); 491-6.
2. Gray M, Bartos S. Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis in the Acute Care Setting: A Prospective Multi-Site Epidemiological Study. Presented at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care. May 2013.
3. Beekman D et al. Proceedings of the Global IAD Expert Panel. Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis: moving prevention forward. Best Practice Principles. Wound International 2015.