Incontinence-associated dermatitis in older people
Ruth Sander Independent consultant, Care of the older person
Incontinence can contribute to anxiety and depression, cause an increase in urinary tract infections and increase the risk of falls. The greatest risk, however, is skin damage caused by incontinence-related dermatitis. It is a multifaceted condition so a full assessment is vital.
Nursing Older People. 30, 3, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/nop.30.3.11.s9