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Continence nurse advice cuts the risk of dermatitis

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Using absorbent products and a structured skin care regimen can reduce the risk of dermatitis in patients with urinary incontinence, say researchers.

Dermatitis risk was cut even further in patients who also recieved advice from continence nurses.

The study looked at 63 people with urinary incontinence with an average age of 84 years who lived in a nursing home.

Continence nurse intervention also improved the mean number of absorbent product used per day and reduced the daily production of waste generated by the home.

The researchers said: “Results of this study suggest that a multi-intervention program, including introduction of new absorbent products, a structured skin hygiene program, and advice from continence nurses, reduce the relative risk of IAD, absorbent product use, and generation of waste materials.”

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