Management of skin damage associated with fecal and dual incontinence

Mikel Gray, Donna Z Bliss, Sheila Howes Trammel

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManagement of Fecal Incontinence for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Subtitle of host publicationUnder the Auspices of the International Continence Society
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9783319907048
ISBN (Print)9783319907031
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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