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Disrupting the Vicious Cycle: Understanding and Preventing the Negative Effects of Moisture Before Incontinence Associated Dermatitis and Pressure Injury Occur

‐ May 20, 2020 2:00pm

Credits: None available.

Session Description:

This webinar will explore the latest research into the natural history of Incontinence Associated Dermatitis, including how the skin is damaged, and the time from exposure to irritants (in this case urine and fecal matter) to inflammation and skin damage. We will also discuss the latest interventions for early prevention of IAD and related pressure injury, and the effect of prompt and aggressive of urinary and fecal incontinence on patient satisfaction.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  • Review the latest findings related to the pathophysiology of skin when exposed to urine and stool and the effect of exposure time.
  • Apply this knowledge to a structured management approach that prevent damage to the skin before IAD or pressure injury occur and improved patient satisfaction related to management of urinary and fecal incontinence.

Disclosures: The planners and faculty for this activity have no relevant relationships with ANCC/ACCME-defined ineligible companies to disclose, unless listed below. All relevant relationships with ineligible companies were mitigated according to the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.

This webinar is supported by an educational grant from Hillrom. The WOCN® Society does not endorse specific products and services.



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