Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[A less known problem: Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis ]

KÓSZÓ Lilla1, NAGY Erika2, PAPP Anita Tímea3

FEBRUARY 28, 2019

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2019;32(01)

[Background: Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD) is a tissue integrity problem receiving more and more attention in the last 10 years. The number of incontinent patients is increasing. In this group IAD prevalence is high. In most cases patient sacquire IAD during their hospital care. However, diagnosis with IAD appears to be difficult due to its symptomal similarities with pressure ulcer, often leading to suboptimal nursing. Objectives: This rewiew is based on the latest studies and was written for nurses in order to clarify IAD definitions, causes and preventions, and therapial alternatives in Hungarian language. Results: The definition and the patomechanism of IAD is given. The study introduces the newest classification system, and the main points that help nurses in differentiating IAD from pressure ulcer. Prevention and therapy are also integral parts of thereview.]

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  1. Szegedi Tudományegyetem Egészségtudományi és Szociális Képzési Kar, ápolás és betegellátás alapszak, ápoló szakirány (BSc)
  2. Szegedi Tudományegyetem Egészségtudományi és Szociális Képzési Kar, Ápolási Tanszék
  3. Szegedi Tudományegyetem Szent Györgyi Albert Klinikai Központ Ápolásvezetési és Szakdolgozói Oktatási Igazgatás

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