The National Association for Continence (NAFC) formed a Council of experts with the objective of establishing national, independent quality performance standards for disposable adult absorbent products, including those provided for community dwellers (purchsed by government agencies), hospitals, and available in retail outlets. Recommendations are expected to be published late 2013. Choosing the right product is key in preventing morbidity and promoting patient dignity. Discussion of these recommendations will facilitate understanding and recommendations for choosing optimal continence products.
Contact hours available until 3/16/2016.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Leslie S. Wooldridge, GNP-BC, BCIA-PMD, CUNP Consultant/Presenter Bureau: Uroplasty, Inc., Astellas
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Accreditation Statement: Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.
State the national set of quality standards for adult absorbent products.
Recognize absorbent product characteristics needed by frail, elderly users and the permanently disabled who are incontinent.
Discuss cost comparison, prevention of fraud and product characteristics in maintaining continuous quality improvement over time.