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dermatitis, IAD, incontinence, incontinence-associated dermatitis, knowledge translation, maceration, moisture, moisture-associated skin damage, prevention



  1. McNichol, Laurie L. MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN
  2. Ayello, Elizabeth A. PhD, RN, ETN, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN
  3. Phearman, Laura A. BSN, RN, CPNP
  4. Pezzella, Patricia A. BSN, RN, CWON
  5. Culver, Elizabeth A. BSN, RN, CWON


ABSTRACT: This review of the literature updates and considers the evidence on incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD). Best practice strategies for the management of skin damage from IAD (both prevention and treatment) are provided. A mnemonic to help clinicians translate IAD evidence into practice is introduced. Workplace experiences supplement this evidence synthesis. Approaches to assist in translation of this knowledge and evidence into practice are also provided.