Perineal Dermatitis in Critical Care Patients

Driver, Donna S.
August 2007
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2007, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p42
Academic Journal
The article offers information on perineal dermatitis in critically ill patients. Perineal dermatitis is manifested by various degrees of skin injury, ranging from redness to areas of denuded skin. It is an inflammatory condition of the skin in the perineal area, upper part of the thigh, and buttocks that is commonly associated with incontinence.


Related Articles

  • WOUND DIGEST.  // Wounds UK;Jun2012, Vol. 8 Issue 2, pS4 

    In each Wounds UK supplement, the digest summarises, in turn, recent key papers in the areas of leg ulcers, moisture lesions, pressure ulcers and complex wounds.

  • The Treatment Expert. Wickard, Susan // McKnight's Long-Term Care News;Nov2011, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p8 

    The article provides an answer to a question on management of incontinence-associated dermatitis.

  • Efficacy of an improved absorbent pad on incontinence-associated dermatitis in older women: cluster randomized controlled trial. Junko Sugama; Hiromi Sanada; Yoshie Shigeta; Gojiro Nakagami; Chizuko Konya // BMC Geriatrics;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p22 

    Background: Most older adults with urinary incontinence use absorbent pads. Because of exposure to moisture and chemical irritating substances in urine, the perineal skin region is always at risk for development of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD). The aim of this study was to examine...

  • Managing and preventing incontinence-associated dermatitis. Payne, Drew // British Journal of Community Nursing;May2015, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p231 

    The article discusses the management and prevention of incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD). The author comments on the causes of IAD, the effect of IAD on the skin such as drying out the skin and elasticity reduction, and how to keep a person's skin clean and moisturized. Risk factors for...

  • Incontinence-associated dermatitis: protecting the older person. Beldon, Pauline // British Journal of Nursing;4/12/2012, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p402 

    As the older population in the UK continues to grow, so too will the number of people presenting with dermatological problems. Older people's skin is subject to dehydration internally and environmental factors externally. If, in addition, the individual suffers continence problems, he or she is...

  • Clinical challenges of preventing incontinence-associated dermatitis. Beeckman, Dimitri; Woodward, Sue; Rajpaul, Kumal; Vanderwee, Katrien // British Journal of Nursing;7/12/2011, Vol. 20 Issue 13, p784 

    Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) is a common skin disorder in patients with faecal and/or urinary incontinence. The past decade has seen a huge growth in publications focusing on the complexity and inconsistency of the clinical observation of IAD and the differentiation between IAD and...

  • Effects of selective digestive decontamination (SDD) on the gut resistome. Buelow, Elena; Gonzalez, Teresita Bello; Versluis, Dennis; Oostdijk, Evelien A. N.; Ogilvie, Lesley A.; van Mourik, Maaike S. M.; Oosterink, Els; van Passel, Mark W. J.; Smidt, Hauke; D'Andrea, Marco Maria; de Been, Mark; Jones, Brian V.; Willems, Rob J. L.; Bonten, Marc J. M.; van Schaik, Willem // Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (JAC);Aug2014, Vol. 69 Issue 8, p2215 

    Objectives Selective digestive decontamination (SDD) is an infection prevention measure for critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs) that aims to eradicate opportunistic pathogens from the oropharynx and intestines, while sparing the anaerobic flora, by the application of...

  • Incontinence-associated dermatitis: not to be ignored. Payne, Drew // Nursing & Residential Care;Dec2016, Vol. 18 Issue 12, p653 

    No abstract available.

  • Skin Breakdown in Acute Care Pediatrics. Suddaby, Elizabeth C.; Barnett, Scott; Facteau, Lorna // Pediatric Nursing;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p132 

    Purpose: To develop a simple, single-page measurement tool that evaluates risk of skin breakdown in the pediatric population and apply it to the acutely hospitalized child. Methods: Data were collected over a 15-month period from 347 patients on four in-patient units (PICU, medical-surgical,...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics