The skin problems of dermatitis and pressure injury are common sequelae of fecal incontinence. The advanced practice nurse prevents and treats these problems while managing fecal incontinence. This chapter describes the manifestations of incontinence-associated dermatitis and pressure injury and how to make a differential diagnosis and assess their severity. It explains the association of incontinence to pressure injury along with other risk factors. The chapter summarizes the interventions used for prevention and treatment of both skin problems highlighting the expected outcomes for the advanced practice nurse to evaluate.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Management of Fecal Incontinence for the Advanced Practice Nurse|
|Subtitle of host publication||Under the Auspices of the International Continence Society|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||33|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2018|