Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) is skin damage associated with exposure to urine or stool. It causes considerable discomfort and can be difficult, time consuming and expensive to treat. IAD can also be known as as perineal dermatitis and diaper rash and is included in a lot of broader skin conditions groups.
of all patients in Acute Care have incontinence2
of all incontinent patients in Acute Care have IAD2
It is important to look for risk factors that can lead to skin problems such as pressure ulcers.
No redness and skin intact
Skin is normal as compared to rest of body (no signs of IAD)
Red** but skin intact (mild)
With or Without Edema
Red** with skin breakdown (moderate –severe)
Similar to Category 1
With or Without Vesicles / bullae / skin erosion
With or Without Denudation of skin
With or Without Skin infection
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