Differential assessment: pressure ulcers versus incontinence-associated dermatitis versus intertriginous dermatitis

  • Trish Idensohn
Keywords: pressure ulcers, incontinence associated dermatitis, intertriginous dermatitis


The differential assessment of incontinent-associated dermatitis (IAD), pressure ulcers and other forms of skin damage is difficult for healthcare workers. Accuracy in differential assessment is positively impacted by education and the use of structured differential tools.1 Differential assessment is a critical element of their effective management.2

Author Biography

Trish Idensohn
RN, RM Cert Wound Care Clinical Wound Care Private Nurse Practitioner
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