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.
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.
This is an excellent editorial - have a look! AnnMarie Dunk and colleagues gave a new perspective regarding clarification and simplification of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) in lieu of diaper dermatitis. See "Clinical signs and symptoms of diaper dermatitis in newborns, infants, and young children: a scoping review.
The Skin Integrity Research Group held an International Nursing Research Day, hosted by Örebro University, Sweden on 7 December 2022.
The SKINT team networked with their Örebro University colleagues regarding their joint research projects.
During the Nursing Research day there were discussions regarding the topics presented e.g., the think-aloud method, pragmatic clinical trials and, mixed method research applications.
SKINT members Hannelore Hofman and Julie Deprez officially received their master's degrees in Nursing from Ghent University on 22.10.2022. Now as PhD candidates within our team, we are looking forward to their projects within the domain of skin and wound care with Prof. Dimitri Beeckman as their supervisor. "CONGRATULATIONS!" and all the best!