University Centre forNursing and Midwifery


Generating and implementing evidence- based woundcare and skin integrity prevention and treatment in healthcare 

SKINT team

PuClas4 is a new e-learning tool about pressure ulcers and incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD). Access to the tool is granted after online registration. 

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recent news

Integrating sensor technology into incontinence materials
16/03/2023 - by Anika Fourie
Integrating sensor technology into incontinence materials

Charlotte Raepsaet (PhD candidate) of the Skin Integrity Research Group presented the results of her research project focused on integrating sensor technology into incontinence materials. "Various stakeholders were involved and with collaboration, a product was developed with tremendous potential for the future". A project funded by imec.icon and VLAIO.

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28/02/2023 - by Prof. dr. Dimitri Beeckman

Our GLOBIAD classification for incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) will be included as a mandatory quality indicator in the Australian Commonwealth Government's National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator (QI) Program from April 1, 2023. The QI Program is part of the Australian Government's response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

The QI Program requires the collection and reporting of quality indicators related to important aspects of quality of care in eleven key care areas.

It's great to see our work being recognised around the world and now having an impact on health care and policy in Australia.

Thank you to the team to make this possible:

Dimitri Beeckman,Karen Van den Bussche,Jan Kottner,Steven Smet,Dorien De Meyer,Ann Marie Dunk,Anika Fourie,Kevin Woo,David Voegeli,Andrea Pokorná,Kimberly LeBlanc,Ayise Karadag,Guido Ciprandi,Dr. Mary Arnold Long,Paulo Alves,Nele Van Damme

Thank you to all other authors of the original publication.

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