Skin Care for Incontinent Residents of LongTerm Care Facilities: New Nursing CE Monograph Available

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Wellness Nursing LLC has published a new monograph for independent study about Skin Care and Use of Products and Devices for longterm care residents. Designed specifically for nurses, the monograph is a practical guide for understanding the skin that provides valuable information on common perineal skin problems, elements of best practices for skin care, including recommended skin products, and prevention of associated skin breakdown from urine and feces.


Canterbury, New Hampshire, United States, April 23, 2013 - (PressReleasePoint) - Wellness Nursing LLC has published a new monograph for independent study about Skin Care and Use of Products and Devices for longterm care residents. Designed specifically for nurses, the monograph is a practical guide for understanding the skin that provides valuable information on common perineal skin problems, elements of best practices for skin care, including recommended skin products, and prevention of associated skin breakdown from urine and feces. Nurses can obtain nursing education credits by studying the monographs and completing a post-test and evaluation at http://www.seekwellness.com/sca/.

The monograph is one of four highly practical independent study monographslhowe@seekwellness.com combined as a new Bladder and Bowel Master Series for longterm care nurses. The series is intended to present a structured bladder and bowel rehabilitation program to help nursing home residents progress from incontinence to continence and from constipation to regularity through guided nursing management.

According to author Diane Newman, DNP, FAAN, BCB-PMD, “incontinence exposes the skin to moisture, digestive enzymes, and microorganisms and alkalinizes skin pH; these conditions are thought to alter skin integrity and precipitate dermatitis. Individuals with severe intractable urinary or fecal incontinence are often immobile and at major risk for skin breakdown. ”
Learning objectives for Monograph II, Skin Care and Use of Products and Devices, include:

  1. Describe the structures and functions of the skin.
  2. Discuss the skin effects of excessive moisture, urine and feces.
  3. Review signs and symptoms of perineal skin conditions, including pressure ulcers.
  4. Discuss the components for perineal skin assessment.
  5. Identify guidelines for maintaining skin health and preventing breakdown.
  6. Customize skin care programs to meet the needs of individual residents at-risk for perineal skin breakdown.
  7. Identify appropriate bathing regimens for individual residents.
  8. Describe the use of catheters and devices for managing urinary incontinence.

This continuing nursing education activity offers 1.0 contact hours for the participant and was approved by the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Bladder and bowel dysfunction as urinary (UI) and bowel (FI) incontinence, and associated bowel disorders, have major impact on residents in nursing homes,” says Newman.  “Urinary incontinence is one of the main reasons for placement of older adults into institutionalized care and it is the primary reason why many elderly are not accepted into the less expensive and less restrictive environment of assisted living facilities. “

The Bladder and Bowel Master Series complies with current regulations included in the Resident Assessment Instrument: Minimum Data Set (MDS) Version 3.0, Care Area Assessments (formerly known as Resident Assessment Protocols or RAPs) and Care Area Triggers. The Master Series also incorporates requirements of the Quality Indicators and Quality Measures, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's (CMS) guidance Tag F315.

The Bladder and Bowel Master Series was supported through an unrestricted educational grant made available by SCA Personal Care.

About Seek Wellness, LLC and Wellness Nursing, LLC         
Owned by a group of professional health care providers and consumers, Seek Wellness, LLC and Wellness Nursing, LLC encourage, empower, and support health care consumers to improve their level of wellness by providing current, high-quality information, services, and products to them and to their health care providers.

Visit:

  • SeekWellness.com
  • SEPHIAsChoice.com
  • WellnessWeb.com
  • ContinenceNurse.net
  • WellnessPartnersLLC.com

 For more information, contact Lenore Howe at 800 840-9301.
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