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Moisture associated skin damage

Improving knowledge of continence care to prevent skin damage associated with incontinence

This improvement programme was deemed exempt from ethics review according to local Trust policy.

A new approach with a novel silicone adhesive stoma bag: a clinical study on peristomal skin and quality of life

This article presents a study examining the use of the first stoma bag to be developed with a silicone adhesive. GeniiTM stoma bag (Trio Healthcare) is described as the first ever stoma bag in the...

Prevention and management of moisture-associated skin damage

A major function of healthy, intact skin (Figure 2) is the maintenance of a physical barrier against the external environment. This prevents the entry of noxious substances and pathogens, as well as...

Intertrigo: causes, prevention and management

Intertrigo is a common inflammatory skin disorder that occurs because of skin-on-skin friction in the skin folds (called intertriginous regions), as a result of moisture becoming trapped owing to poor...

Moisture-associated skin damage: causes and an overview of assessment, classification and management

It is well documented that the skin is the largest organ of the body. It is made up of three layers (epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous layer) (Figures 1 and 2) and performs several important...

Chronic enterocutaneous fistula: management in the community setting

In 1988, Tonn identified three key nursing objectives for providing effective fistula care:.

Developments in silicone technology for use in stoma care

Up to the beginning of the 21st century, wound dressings and similar devices designed to provide moisture and protect the surrounding skin were primarily made from hydrocolloids and hydrogels, as well...

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