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Management of Skin Damage Associated with Fecal and Dual Incontinence

  • Mikel Gray
  • Donna Z. Bliss
  • Sheila Howes Trammel
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Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikel Gray
    • 1
    • 2
  • Donna Z. Bliss
    • 3
  • Sheila Howes Trammel
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity of Virginia School of MedicineCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Acute and Specialty CareUniversity of Virginia School of NursingCharlottesvilleUSA
  3. 3.University of Minnesota School of NursingMinneapolisUSA
  4. 4.Hennepin County Medical CenterMinneapolisUSA
  5. 5.WEBWOC Nursing Education ProgramMinneapolisUSA

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