Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD) facts are alarming as 40-60% of long term care (LTC) residents suffer from urinary incontinence and up to 50% develop IAD. IAD is an inflammation of the skin from exposure to urine and stool and has become a huge health care challenge for patients living with incontinence worldwide. Residents in LTC and patients in hospitals are all at risk for further developing complications such as infection and increase possibilities of a creating a chronic wound.
IAD is a debilitating problem highly impacting patients' quality of life. Treatment can become complicated, time consuming and expensive. With wide-spread prevalence, it is clear that continence care and management are important aspects in all types of health care settings.
Incontinence care is never a 'one size fits all'. Differences in age, personality, lifestyle and circumstances call for a personalized approach to continence care. With the right skin care regimen and continence care routines, IAD can be prevented.
Dr. Karen Campbell will be speaking on the complexities of IAD and preventative solutions.
Camilla Vogt Pederson will be joining us from Denmark to discuss the importance of the right product for the right patient, present case studies with the use of the Abena Technology Brief and speak about the future of Digital Brief Technology.