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Journal of the Korean Wound Management Society 2009;5(1): 34-39.
습기관련 피부손상과 압력관련 피부손상
삼성서울병원 간호본부
Moisture Associated Skin Damages Versus Pressure Associated Skin Damages
Kyung Hee Park
Department of Nursing, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
  Published online: 30 May 2009.
Pressure ulcer is the most serious manifestation of impaired skin integrity. It develops in all types of medical facilities and reflects the worldwide increase in the elderly population and chronic and seriously ill patients. It is well known that basic three causes of pressure ulcer: pressure, friction, shearing force. Recently, excessive moisture also directly contributes to the risk of pressure ulcer. Therefore we should manage skin damages according to each cause. This article introduces the difference between Moisture-Associated Skin Damages (MASD) and Pressure-Associated Skin Damages (PASD), and highlights the need for patient care plans to reflect the underlying cause of the problem. (J Korean Wound Management Soc 2009;5:34-39)
Key Words: Pressure ulcer, Skin, Fecal incontinence, Urinary incontinence
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