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WOCN Conference 2017


S03 - Risk Factor versus Effective Intervention: Myths and Realities of Body Worn Absorptive Products


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Despite progress in multiple the treatment of fecal and urinary incontinence, absorptive products remain an important and frequently used option in the care of these individuals. Nevertheless, evidence concerning these products is limited and best practice guidelines are sparse. This session will focus on the latest research and clinical evidence related to the design and selection of body worn absorptive products, and their proper use. We will discuss their use in community dwelling persons, homebound persons, long-term care residents, and patients in acute and acritical care setting. We will also summarize current best evidence concerning the effect of absorptive products on the skin’s moisture barrier and their role in the prevention of incontinence associated dermatitis and their interactions with pressure redistributing support surface.

Speaker(s):

  • Mikel Gray, PhD, PNP, FNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, Professor and Nurse Practitioner of Urology and School of Nursing, University of Virginia
  • Katherine N. Moore, PhD, RN, Professor Emerita, University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing
  • Denise Nix, MS, RN, CWOCN, WOC Nurse, MHA

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