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Moisture and Skin Injury: Preventing Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis


In this expert presentation, participants will learn about the different types of MASD with an in-depth look at the risk factors and complications associated with IAD. This webinar will provide clinicians with foundational knowledge to support the overall management goals of caring for a person at risk of IAD, or who may be at risk of developing skin injuries due to moisture causes.


Ahead of the Curve: Identification and Prevention of Moisture-Associated Skin Damage

This illustrated guide provides the latest information on MASD categories and their causes, risk identification, skin assessment, distinction between MASD and pressure injury, terminology, and an MASD prevention protocol.

A Fact A Day – Moisture-Associated Skin Damage

Download A Fact A Day – Moisture-Associated Skin Damage and share it within your facility. This two-page fact sheet was created to support staff education on the prevention and treatment of skin damage resulting from moisture causes. The print-friendly format is perfect for posting on the bulletin board or distributing to your nursing staff at in-service.

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Terms to Know: Moisture-Associated Skin Damage

Denuded: The loss of epidermis, caused by prolonged moisture and friction.

Excoriation: Linear erosion of skin tissue resulting from mechanical means.

Maceration: The softening and breaking down of skin resulting from prolonged exposure to moisture.

Moisture-associated skin damage (MASD): Caused by prolonged skin exposure to sweat, urine, feces, saliva, and other moisture that can cause harmful effects to the skin. MASD can occur on the skin anywhere on the body. High-risk locations for MASD are characterized by areas that may be difficult to dry, get minimal exposure to air, or folds/creases of skin.


MASD: What Are the Types of Moisture-Associated Skin Damage?

It has long been known in clinical practice that long-term exposure of the skin to moisture is harmful and can lead to extensive skin breakdown. The term moisture-associated skin damage was…

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Skin Assessment and Moisture-Associated Skin Damage

The performance of an accurate and complete skin assessment is of utmost importance to obtaining and maintaining healthy skin. Understanding the structure and function of the skin is key to the…

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Complications Associated with Moisture-Associated Skin Damage

Best practice in skin care focuses on the prevention of skin breakdown and the treatment of persons with altered skin integrity. When we ask what causes skin damage we should consider the…

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Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis: Prevention and Treatment

Although clinical practice is hampered by a lack of rigorous studies, standardized terminology, or definitions of incontinence-associated skin damage, it is well known among health care providers that this…

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