Incontinence-associated dermatitis

Reducing adverse events

Mark G. Rippon, Melanie Colegrave, Karen Ousey

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Abstract

Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) is a common problem in patients with faecal and/or urinary incontinence. Urine alters the normal skin flora and increases permeability of the stratum corneum and faecal enzymes on the skin contribute to skin damage. Faecal bacteria can then penetrate the skin, increasing the risk of secondary infection. However, IAD can be prevented and healed with timely and appropriate skin cleansing and skin protection. This includes appropriate use of containment devices. This article also looks at HARTMANN incontinence pads that have been developed to absorb the fluids that cause IAD and maintain the skin's acidic pH. The acidic pH of the skin contributes to its barrier function and defence against infection. Therefore, maintaining an acidic pH will help protect the skin from damage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1016-1021
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Volume25
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2016

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Dermatitis
Skin
Incontinence Pads
Fecal Incontinence
Urinary Incontinence
Coinfection
Cornea
Permeability
Urine
Bacteria
Equipment and Supplies
Enzymes
Infection

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Rippon, Mark G. ; Colegrave, Melanie ; Ousey, Karen. / Incontinence-associated dermatitis : Reducing adverse events. In: British Journal of Nursing. 2016 ; Vol. 25, No. 18. pp. 1016-1021.
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