Prevention and management of incontinence-associated dermatitis.

  title={Prevention and management of incontinence-associated dermatitis.},
  author={Alison Bardsley},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  volume={27 44},
  • Alison Bardsley
  • Published 2013 in
    Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
Maintaining skin integrity in people with incontinence is challenging. Incontinence is common in older people and those compromised by medical or surgical comorbidities. Urinary and faecal incontinence can result in skin breakdown, which is characterised by erosion of the epidermis, creating a moist, macerated appearance to the skin. Incontinence and associated skin breakdown can have a considerable effect on an individual's physical and psychological wellbeing. This article discusses the… CONTINUE READING