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Skin Problems Using Pads And Indwelling Urinary Catheter For Nursing Home Residents
Hyo Jeong Song.
Jeju National University, Jeju-si, Korea, Republic of.

Purpose: Incontinence-associated dermatitis is characterized by erythema and edema on the surface of the skin. To manage urinary incontinence of Nursing Home Residents, pads and indwelling urinary catheter have been used. This study aimed to identify how serious erythema and edema and urinary incontinence-associated dermatitis on the surface of their skin are and how to manage them. Methods: Through the interviews with from two nursing homes for the study, the number of patients with pads and indwelling urinary catheter, incidence of urinary incontinence-associated dermatitis and management care of the skin dermatitis were researched. Results: 50% of residents in one nursing home have been using pads, and 40% of residents in another nursing home have been using Indwelling Urinary Catheter. Incidence rate of skin problems in two nursing home could not identified. Management care of residents with skin problems including incontinence-associated dermatitis in these two nursing home have been performed with more frequent pad changes and keeping skin dryer. Conclusion: Through the interviews, it is required to investigate incidence rate of skin problems and to develop the guidelines for management and prevention of incontinence-associated dermatitis.

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