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Moisture-associated skin damage in an intensive care unit setting

Arne Langoen
1 September 2021

In an Intensive care unit (ICU) the focus is mainly on keeping people alive. That is the most important perspective. At the same time, some patients stay in ICU for a long time and other nursing-related problems must be solved during their stay. Moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) is a group of skin problems that may also occur while the patient is in ICU. Some MASD-related problems are very common in ICU and should be handled professionally by the sta!. This article identi”es how MASD-related problems are discovered and how they are treated according to the latest knowledge and standards within an international context.

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