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How to do it…
Incontinence [ “Managing incontinence is
much more than just checking
and changing the residents
every two hours!” ]
Incontinence is one of long-term care’s most difficult—and prev- faces that reduce pressure, allow there is a significant change of
blood flow and promote healing, condition.
alent—challenges to address. A majority of residents will present
needs for incontinence care—a difficult circumstance that is not Consider various strate-
“The most important gies to deal with incontinence
made easier if there is high staff turnover or insufficient education.
step to promote continence obligations, especially when
Incontinence care demands attention continually, as experts on this is to first consider that man- staff might feel overwhelmed.
aging incontinence is much more For example, you could develop
subject advise below. than just checking and changing an incontinence/restorative care
the residents every two hours!” team to take the lead, Setoodeh
Providers should not take Taking technology a emphasizes Amin Setoodeh, BSN, says. Or request a urological con-
for granted that incontinence step further, wireless tech- RN, vice president, Personal Care sultation to conduct the Bowel &
is an inevitability. nology can provide nurses Division, Medline Industries. Bladder assessment.
“Residents in the early stages of who are on the move with auto- “(But) discourage replacing toi- “Promote communication with
incontinent behavior may appear mated reminders. leting with usage of absorbent the attending physician, pharma-
to be headed toward a future of They can arrive “on cell phones incontinent products. cist and clinical team to review
wearing incontinence garments,” and pagers, regardless of where “It is imperative that the entire medications and potential impact
observes Kathie Vick, marketing the caregiver is located in the com- [caregiving] team embraces the on episodes of incontinence,” he
manager for RF Technologies. munity. Likewise, wireless incon- notion of promoting contin