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.
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.
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:
3M™ Cavilon™ Skin Care Solutions – including our new, innovative 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant – provide all the products you need for prevention and management of skin damage, even in the case of category 2 (moderate to severe) Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis.
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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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.