Healthcare providers encounter many different skin conditions every day. But among the most common are those caused by prolonged exposure to moisture, including incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD).
IAD is characterized by inflammation of the skin caused by exposure to urine or stool. Skin breakdown resulting from IAD and other moisture-associated skin damage is a common, costly and painful problem. Patients with both incontinence and impaired mobility are at a 37.5% greater risk of developing a pressure injury.1 Approximately 60,000 patients die from pressure injuries each year.2
Healthcare providers require reliable and cost-effective solutions to protect against IAD. Though available incontinence products vary in design and cost, most fall into one of two categories: disposable, fast-drying underpads or reusable, breathable underpads.