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R02 - The Use of an External Urinary Incontinence Device to Prevent Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD

Background: For years, there has been several millions of dollars used to research a female external urinary incontinence device, to no avail. This is an increasingly important goal due to the emphasis of reduction of hospital acquired conditions, such as Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI). Many patients who are incontinent, especially within the critical care setting, develop dermatitis that can lead to wounds and injuries that can be life threatening. The aim of this study is to reduce the number of incontinence associated dermatitis cases, for female patients in the ICU, using an external urinary incontinence system.

Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to assess innovations being used by other professionals in the specialty and evaluate the potential of implementing the improvements into practice


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