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Management of incontinence-associated dermatitis: A systematic review of monetary data
01/12/2020 - by Anika Fourie
Management of incontinence-associated dermatitis: A systematic review of monetary data

New publication:The objective of this study was to systematically review monetary data related to management
of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) in an adult population.Read more here.

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PRONEtect Practical guidance document: Skin Care Considerations for the Patient in Prone Position
18/11/2020 - by Anika Fourie
PRONEtect Practical guidance document: Skin Care Considerations for the Patient in Prone Position

Patients with COVID-19 and acute respiratory distress syndrome are often placed in the prone position (PP) to improve oxygenation and survival. PP increases skin vulnerability to breakdown i.e. pressure ulcers (PUs), medical device-related PUs (MDR-PUs), and moisture-associated skin damage (MASD). The incidence of pressure ulcers is higher in PP versus in the supine position, therefore it is critical to employ preventative strategies.

Click HERE, and download the practical guidance document regarding skincare considerations for the patient in a prone position.

Authors: Anika Fourie, Prof. Dimitri Beeckman

Please contact us via SKINT@UGent.be for more information.

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2020 Best Practice Recommendations: Prevention and management of moisture-associated skin damage (MASD)
30/10/2020 - by Prof. dr. Dimitri Beeckman
2020 Best Practice Recommendations: Prevention and management of moisture-associated skin damage (MASD)


The aim of this document is to provide clinicians with guidance for best practice in these areas of MASD, thereby contributing to improving patient outcomes and reducing the incidence of these and related skin conditions, through skin-focused prevention and management plans.

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[Update!] 2020 Best Practice Document: "Holistic Strategies to promote and maintain skin integrity"
29/10/2020 - by Anika Fourie
[Update!] 2020 Best Practice Document: "Holistic Strategies to promote and maintain skin integrity"

Launched 29 October 2020 from ISTAP (www.skintears.org).

Available for free download here

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ISTAP: Best Practice Recommendation 2020 - Holistic Strategies to Promote and Maintain Skin Integrity
18/06/2020 - by Anika Fourie
ISTAP: Best Practice Recommendation 2020 - Holistic Strategies to Promote and Maintain Skin Integrity

The International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) published the latest Best Practice Recommendation related to skin integrity.

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