Perineal Skin Care for the Incontinent Patient


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Abstract

PURPOSETo offer an educational experience that will help improve the participant’s understanding of the factors that contribute to perineal skin breakdown in incontinent patients and how to prevent or manage this clinical problem.TARGET AUDIENCEThis CME/CE activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in managing the perineal skin of incontinent patients.LEARNING OBJECTIVESAt the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:Identify risk factors for perineal skin breakdown.Identify normal and abnormal findings of a perineal skin assessment.Identify therapeutic options for preventing and managing perineal skin breakdown.

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