Perineal Dermatitis Versus Pressure Ulcer: Distinguishing Characteristics

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PURPOSETo provide wound care practitioners with information comparing characteristics of perineal dermatitis and pressure ulcers.TARGET AUDIENCEThis continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in wound care.OBJECTIVESAfter reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to:Discuss the prevalence, etiology, characteristics, prevention, and treatment of perineal dermatitis.Describe pressure ulcer pathophysiology and staging.

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