Why do people get Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (AKA diaper rash)?
Diaper rash or Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD) is caused by urine and stool that's been left on the skin for too long, causing damage to the layers of the skin.
If a patient already has a rash, they can relieve it by applying topical solutions or corticosteroids.
To prevent diaper rash, routinely cleanse the skin with a mild soap and warm (but not hot) water or adult washcloths. Moisturize the skin daily. And finally, protect the skin with a moisture-barrier cream or spray.
If you're not already using Prevail®, consider switching. Skilled Nursing Facilities using Prevail® protective hygiene and adult washcloths products saw a 71% reduction in Incontinence Associated Dermatitis cases among their residents *
*according to an independent study conducted September – November 2017 among incontinent skilled nursing facility residents
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Source: Prevail eNurse Team.