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). pp. 12-18. 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
Identifier: 10.12968/bjcn.2020.25.Sup3.S12
Additional Information: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Community Nursing, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
Subjects: Medicine and health
Medicine and health > Nursing
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Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2020 15:31
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:02


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