Incontinence-associated dermatitis; state of the evidence

Dr Jill Campbell RN, PhD., NsgCert(Intensive Care), BApp Sc (Nursing), GradCert (Sexual Reproductive Heath), GradDip(Wound Care), MACN1

1 Skin Integrity Clinical Nurse, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital

 

Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) represents a significant threat to skin integrity in vulnerable individuals. It is now also recognised as a risk factor for the development of pressure injury. Furthermore, the condition is often misdiagnosed due to the complexity of skin assessment of the pelvic region.

There is a growing body of evidence in this field, although some gaps remain. This presentation will explore the state of current evidence concerning IAD, including definitions, classification, prevalence, prevention and management.


Biography:

Jill Campbell; RN, NsgCert(Intensive Care), BApp Sc(Nursing), GradCert (Sexual Reproductive Heath), GradDip(Wound Care), PhD

Jill has been a registered nurse for over 30 years. She has had a diverse career with experience in intensive care, cardiology, women’s health, aged care and wound care.

Currently, she is a Skin Integrity Clinical Nurse at Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. Her special skin integrity interests are in the area of incontinence- associated dermatitis and skin integrity models of care for older patients.

Jill has recently completed a PhD at Queensland University of Technology. Her doctoral studies investigated the relationship between IAD and Candida infection, as well as conducting the only Australian study exploring the prevalence of incontinence-associated dermatitis in the acute care setting. Her research has resulted in several international publications. In addition, Jill is a co-author on the global IAD consensus document, Incontinence-associated dermatitis: Moving prevention forward.