The effectiveness of topical skin products in the treatment and prevention of incontinence-associated dermatitis: a systematic review protocol

Priscilla Pather, Sonia Hines, Kate Kynoch, Fiona Coyer

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Abstract

This review aims to answer the following question: Is the use of topical skin protectants in patients with incontinence effective in reducing the occurrence of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) or the risk of developing IAD in adult patients with fecal and/or urinary incontinence and diarrhea and if so
which products are the most effective? The quantitative objective for this review is to identify the effectiveness of the use of topical skin protection on reducing the occurrence and severity of IAD in adult patients experiencing incontinence
and or diarrhea. More specifically, the objectives are to: Identify the efficacy of individual topical skin preparations on the IAD incident rate in adult patients who are incontinent or experience diarrhea by comparing individual skin products with other skin products, or with no intervention, or with other interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-52
Number of pages17
JournalJBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • nursing
  • critical care nursing
  • incontinence associated dermatitis
  • topical skin care

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