Moisture-Associated Skin Damage
Moisture-associated skin damage (MASD), inflammation, and erosion of the skin, result from prolonged exposure to different sources of moisture such as feces, urine, sweat, saliva, wound exudate, mucus, perspiration, digestive secretions, and other bodily fluids. This prolonged exposure leads to irritant contact dermatitis. Enroll in this course to start learning today and earn CNE credits at the same time.
In October 2021, the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) spearheaded important updates in the International Classi¬fication of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) related to differ¬entiation and documentation of various forms of Moisture-Associated Skin Damage (MASD). The article explores the four most common types of MASD, prevention and management strategies, and important ICD-10-CM updates that clinicians should be aware of when providing care to at-risk patients.
Key Learning Outcomes
- Describe causes and risk factors for moisture-associated skin damage (MASD)
- Describe the pathophysiology related to the four most common types of MASD: incontinence-associated dermatitis, intertriginous dermatitis, periwound MASD, and peristomal MASD
- Define the prevention and management strategies for the most common types of MASD
At the time of manuscript submission through to acceptance, Armi Earlam worked as a clinical trial recruiter for Indegene. Her background includes working as a lead certified wound, ostomy, and continence nurse. Lisa Woods is a wound, ostomy and continence nurse and nurse educator residing in Littleton, Colorado