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Articles by Kathleen Francis, DNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN

Damage control: Differentiating incontinence-associated dermatitis from pressure injury

Francis, Kathleen

Nursing2019. 48(6):18-25, June 2018.

Mistaking incontinence-associated dermatitis for an early stage pressure injury can result in ineffective treatment and possible deterioration to full-thickness injury. These guidelines and photos will help nurses identify subtle differences, particularly in patients with dark skin, and differentiate, classify, and document these injuries correctly.