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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis: Moving Prevention Forward

Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) is a well-known risk factor for pressure ulcers, but the Global IAD Expert Panel, brought together by Wounds International, found identifiable gaps in the understanding and practice associated with IAD.

The Global IAD Expert Panel met in September, 2014 to address these gaps and to develop a set of best practice principles. The result of this meeting is the best practice principles document: “Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis: Moving Prevention Forward”, which includes sections on identifying causes and risk factors for IAD, the link between IAD and pressure ulceration, IAD assessment and severity-based categorization and IAD prevention and management strategies.

This resource can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

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