Episode 58 Decreasing Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Project

In this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Brandon P. Gates, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, RN-BC to discuss his award-winning quality improvement project Decreasing Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Project. This project won the 2019 Outstanding Clinical Manuscript Award for the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing (JWOCN).

The purpose of this quality improvement (QI) project was to determine if the use of an algorithm focusing on skincare in patients with fecal and urinary incontinence reduces the rate of hospital-acquired incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) over a period of 4 months. 

To learn more about the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing (JWOCN), the official journal of the WOCN Society, click here.

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Click here to read the article Decreasing Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Project.