Topic One: Managing Incontinence

Managing Incontinence The ultimate goal for any clinician caring for an individual with urinary or faecal incontinence is to alleviate and control bowel/bladder function (Cooper, 2011). In order to do this, the clinician needs to establish the cause of the...

Topic Two: Intertriginous Dermatitis

Intertriginous dermatitis (ITD) An inflammatory skin condition that affects opposing skin surfaces commonly found in the axillary and inguinal skin folds as well as under breasts in females. Erythema (redness) and inflammation of the skin inside and adjacent to skin...

Topic One: Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

Incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD) Incontinence associated dermatitis appears as erythema (redness) and inflammation of the skin, sometimes with erosion or denudation (loss of the epidermis). (Dowsett, 2013) Ammonia from urine and enzymes from stool can disrupt...