Moisture-associated skin damage: an overview of its diagnosis and management

Mitchell, Aby and Hill, Barry (2020) Moisture-associated skin damage: an overview of its diagnosis and management. British Journal of Community Nursing, 25 (3). S12-S18. ISSN 1462-4753

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This educational article introduces an explores moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) and the four forms it manifests as, namely, incontinence-associated dermatitis; intertriginous dermatitis; peristomal moisture-associated dermatitis; and peri-wound moisture-associated dermatitis. The aetiology and predisposing factors of each form are critically discussed, in addition to the treatments and interventions that can be used by nurses to support patient recovery. Nurses and other health professionals working with patients who are at risk of skin damage or who already require wound care, must be knowledgeable about all aspects of MASD. Fortunately, a plethora of evidence-based literature exists to support health professionals in their practice, although validated assessment and recording tools for incontinence-associated dermatitis are limited.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Moisture-associated skin damage, Incontinence, Skin care, Maceration, Pressure damage
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2022 09:36
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2022 09:45

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