MASD

WoundSource Practice Accelerator's picture

Acute wound: An alteration in skin integrity, such as a simple laceration or a surgical wound, that typically moves through the healing process and heals in a predictable timeframe without complication. An acute wound results from a documentable event with the assumption that it will progress normally through the 4 phases of wound healing.

Holly Hovan's picture

Holly M. Hovan MSN, APRN, GERO-BC, CWOCN-AP

Moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) is sometimes accompanied by serous exudate, a denuded appearance of skin, or a secondary cutaneous infection. As the most common form of MASD, incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) is characterized by erythema and edema of the skin’s surface. IAD is a top-down injury, often presenting with inflammation, erosion, or denudation in the setting of fecal or urinary incontinence.

Alex M. Aningalan's picture

Maceration is a common clinical complication that poses challenges in chronic wound treatment.1 Excessive moisture can be trapped on the wound surface, especially when occlusive dressings are overused or when nonbreathable cover dressings are applied for extended periods.