Management of tissue excoriation in older patients with urinary or faecal incontinence
Dale Copson Tissue viability nurse specialist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham
This article discusses good skin care in relation to the management of incontinence. It outlines the structure and functions of the skin and describes how the skin changes as we age. It examines how incontinence can damage the skin and provides an overview of the current management methods that are used to prevent tissue excoriation. It also suggests an effective alternative that could be used if previous strategies have failed and the skin begins to breakdown, that is, the use of a silver regimen.
Nursing Standard. 21, 7, 57-66. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.10.21.7.57.c6363Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review