Incontinence

The common challenge in care environments

Incontinence protection is essential to dignified care.  Prolonged moisture against the skin can increase the risk of complications such as incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD), skin damage associated with exposure to urine or stool.1 It causes considerable discomfort to the patient and can also be time consuming and expensive to treat.2

Our solution can help to assist you in keeping your patient’s/resident’s skin dry throughout the day, ensuring they remain comfortable and moisture at the skin interface is kept to a minimum.

Our Dri-Flo® underpad allows fluids to pass to a middle layer, keeping wetness away from the patient’s skin. Dri-Flo underpads are also strong enough to be used as a draw sheet, thereby eliminating the need for additional linen.

References:

1. Beeckman D et al. Proceedings of the Global IAD Expert Panel. Incontinence associated dermatitis: moving prevention forward. Wounds International 2015. Available to download from www.woundsinternational.com. Accessed November 2017

2. Doughty D, Junkin J, Kurz P et al. Incontinence-associated dermatitis. Consensus statements, evidence-based guidelines for prevention and treatment, current challenges. J WOCN 2012; 39(3): 303-15.