Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis: Infographic

Sarah McIlvaine
Author | Shield HealthCare
11/14/16  4:34 PM PST
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Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis: Prevalence, Economic Impact and the Benefits of Prevention

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Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) is an inflammation of the skin that occurs when the skin comes into contact with urine and/or fecal matter.  It can be both painful and embarrassing for patients and is a well-recognized risk factor for the development of pressure injuries, which are not only painful for patients, but also expensive to treat.

Some Fast Facts On IAD:

  • Patients with fecal and urinary incontinence are 22 times more likely to develop pressure ulcers
  • Incidence of IAD in nursing home residents was reduced to 4% during use of a defined skin care/prevention protocol, quality products and staff education
  • Cost of care for IAD was reduced by 50% after the implementation of  product modifications and intensive staff training.
  • Nursing home staff saved 34 minutes per patient per day following the implementation of a structured skin-care regimen

Source: Journal of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (JWOCN)

Learn more about Shield HealthCare’s resources for staff training and product selection here, and don’t forget to download our free Wound Management guide.

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