(S03) Risk Factor Versus Effective Intervention: Myths and Realities of Body Worn Absorptive Products

  • Room: 355 BCEF
  • Session Number:S03
Friday, May 19, 2017: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
CEU Credits:1.5

Speaker(s)

Speaker
Denise Nix MS, RN, CWOCN
Consultant
Nix Consulting Inc
Speaker
Katherine Moore PhD, RN
Professor Emerita
University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing
Speaker
Mikel Gray PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
Professor
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Department of Acute & Specialty Care School of Nursing University of Virginia

Description

Supported by Domtar Personal Care

Despite progress in multiple the treatment of fecal and urinary incontinence, absorptive products remain an important and frequently used option in the care of these individuals. Nevertheless, evidence concerning these products is limited and best practice guidelines are sparse. This session will focus on the latest research and clinical evidence related to the design and selection of body worn absorptive products, and their proper use. We will discuss their use in community dwelling persons, homebound persons, long-term care residents, and patients in acute and acritical care setting. We will also summarize current best evidence concerning the effect of absorptive products on the skin’s moisture barrier and their role in the prevention of incontinence associated dermatitis and their interactions with pressure redistributing support surface.

*This symposia session requires pre-registration to attend. Space is limited.*


Learning Objectives

The participant will be able to:
1. Review current research and clinical evidence concerning use of body worn absorptive products, and their effect on the moisture barrier of the skin.


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