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WOCN Conference 2018

C410 - An Algorithm for Prevention, Management and Treatment of Urinary and Fecal Incontinence

Jun 5, 2018 3:10pm ‐ Jun 5, 2018 4:10pm

Standard: $5.00


Incontinence-associated dermatitis [IAD] prevention, identification and management are challenging areas for the clinical, bedside nurse. Nurses in both specialty and non-specialty fields have difficulty distinguishing IAD from stage 1 and stage 2 pressure injuries. IAD can occur in any setting with patients who are incontinent of urine or feces. Since the number one risk factor for the development of IAD fecal and urinary incontinence, clinical nursing staff needs an evidence-based tool to drive incontinence management. At Roper Hospital, no policy or nursing guideline currently exists to guide the clinical registered nurse in the management of urinary or fecal incontinence. This session will provide an overview of the development of an algorithm to serve as a guide for the clinical registered nurse to make proper product selection to manage both fecal and urinary incontinence and to identify incontinence associated dermatitis.

Learning Objective:

  • The learner can discuss a standardized, evidence-based approach to the management of incontinence and the prevention/treatment of IAD by utilizing an algorithm incorporating both the Bristol Stool Scale and the GLOBIAD.


  • Mary Arnold Long, DNP, APRN, CRRN, CWOCN-AP, ACNS-BC, Wound, Ostomy, Continence Clinical Nurse Specialist, Relias
  • Dr. Brandon Gates, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, RN-BC, Clinical Registered Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner, Roper Saint Francis Healthcare

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