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Nurse CEUs: Skin Care and Use of Products and Devices

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Our new nursing CE independent study program, Skin Care and Use of Products and Devices, is a practical nurse training guide for understanding the skin. It 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.

At the end of this nursing continuing education Independent Study Monograph, Skin Care and Use of Products and Devices, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the structures and functions of the skin.
  2. Discuss the skin effects of excessive moisture, urine and feces.
  3. Review signs and symptoms of perineal skin conditions, including pressure ulcers.
  4. Discuss the components for perineal skin assessment.
  5. Identify guidelines for maintaining skin health and preventing breakdown.
  6. Customize skin care programs to meet the needs of individual residents at-risk for perineal skin breakdown.
  7. Identify appropriate bathing regimens for individual residents.
  8. Describe the use of catheters and devices for managing urinary incontinence.

Skin Care and Use of Products and Devices is Part 2 of a Four Part Bladder and Bowel Master Series of Continuing Nurse Education

Skin Care and Use of Products and Devices is Independent Study Monograph II of a four part Bladder and Bowel Master Series combined to present a structured bladder and bowel rehabilitation program.

Written by Diane Newman, DNP, FAAN, BCB-PMD, the series is designed to help your residents’ progress from incontinence to continence and from constipation to regularity, through carefully guided nursing management. They are based on standard bladder and bowel training concepts combined with the newest theoretical and practical knowledge about rehabilitating the incontinent elderly.

SUNA credits (1.0 contact hours) are available through May 24, 2015.

Skin Care and Use of Products and Devices (PDF)

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The Bladder and Bowel Master Series Complies with Current Federal Regulations

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. These are all detailed in Monograph I.

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), care for the resident with UI should be provided based on the type, severity, and underlying cause (s). The nursing intervention must be appropriate and consistent with the comprehensive assessment.

The Master Series involves key components of bladder and bowel assessment, restorative bladder and bowel programs, skin care strategies, use of products and devices, and nighttime incontinence management.

Read about the other monographs in the series:

Assessment of Bladder and Bowel

Restorative Nursing Program for Bowel and Bladder Incontinence

Nighttime Management of Incontinence

These Monographs are an essential resource for continuing nurse education of nursing home staff.

Access the entire Bladder and Bowel Master Series

Bladder and Bowel Master Series


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