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

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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.

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

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 -- 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/.

Diane Newman, DNP, FAAN, BCB-PMDThe monograph is one of four highly
practical independent study monographs 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:

Describe the structures and functions of the skin.
Discuss the skin effects of excessive moisture, urine and feces.
Review signs and symptoms of perineal skin conditions, including pressure
ulcers.
Discuss the components for perineal skin assessment.
Identify guidelines for maintaining skin health and preventing breakdown.
Customize skin care programs to meet the needs of individual residents
at-risk for perineal skin breakdown.
Identify appropriate bathing regimens for individual residents.
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.

Contact:
Lenore Howe
Wellness Partners, LLC
237 Old Tilton Road
Canterbury, NH, USA 03224
603 783-5677
lhowe@seekwellness.com
http://www.seekwellness.com

								
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