The MINIMISE Moisture quality improvement work started in spring 2018, which involved:
- New local MASD clinical guidance
- Introduction of new products, including Medline’s moisture wicking Ultrasorbs Drypads and 3M Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant and Continence Care Wipes
- New protocol for the prevention and management of incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD).
The MINIMISE Moisture campaign increased awareness and understanding of MASD amongst staff and was at the heart of the successful implementation of the quality improvement initiative.
The results were impressive with 96% of staff surveyed better able to identify patients at risk.
This new level of understanding also contributed to a threefold reduction in MASD cases between April 2019 and February 2020.
This is why MINIMISE Moisture is at the heart of MASD Awareness Day 2022.