When incontinence is managed with best practice principles / initiatives, this decreases the incidence of care sensitive adverse events (CSAE) such as: pressure ulcers, falls and hospital acquired urinary tract infection (HAUTI), functional incontinence and epidermal damage and infection. Our purpose was to develop and implement a continence protocol for adults in acute care in a large community based hospital in western Canada.
Schedule toileting and initiate into patient care plans
Identify protective functions to the skin
Identify what mechanism trigger damage to the protective barrier of the skin
Recogize patient functional incontinence
Identify Pressure Ulcer vs. Incontinence associated dermatitits
Critically assess for alternative products to briefs