This session will examine innovative strategies for nursing care of the inflammatory skin damage resulting from incontinence. Participants will learn about a new instrument for assessing incontinence associated skin damage (IASD) on light to dark skin. They will review risk factors for IASD including the role of skin pH and apply that knowledge to guide prevention. The high risk group of older nursing home residents will be used as an exemplar. Advances in incontinence absorbent products aimed to prevent IASD will be highlighted. The session will introduce an interactive serious game to educate nursing staff about IASD and the important role played by the continence nurse specialist.
Identify the signs and symptoms of incontinence associated skin damage
Describe a new instrument aimed to improve assessment of incontinence associated skin damage severity on light to dark skin
Discuss the risk factors of incontinence associated skin damage and the importance of prevention
Explain the potential benefit of a lower skin pH and advances in incontinence absorbent products in preventing incontinence associated skin damage
Identify an interactive strategy for teaching about incontinence associated skin damage and the role of the continence nurse specialist
PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN,
University of Minnesota
Credits: None available.
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