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Damage control

Differentiating incontinence-associated dermatitis from pressure injury

Francis, Kathleen DNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN

doi: 10.1097/01.CCN.0000602748.09013.9d
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Abstract: Subtle differences in presentation make skin injury classification difficult for clinicians. This can be particularly challenging in patients with dark skin tones. This article will cover the differentiation of skin injuries, such as pressure injury versus incontinence dermatitis.

Subtle differences in presentation make skin injury classification difficult for clinicians. This can be particularly challenging in patients with dark skin tones. This article will cover the differentiation of skin injuries, such as pressure injury versus incontinence-associated dermatitis.

Kathleen Francis is NP coordinator of the Wound Ostomy Continence Specialist team at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The author has disclosed no financial conflicts related to this article.

This article was originally published in Francis K. Damage control: differentiating incontinence-associated dermatitis from pressure injury. Nursing. 2018;48(6):18-25.

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