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Urol Nurs. 2012 Jul-Aug;32(4):214-9.

Prevention of incontinence-related skin breakdown for acute and critical care patients: comparison of two products.

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Cardiac Critical Care Unit, North Memorial Hospital, Robbinsdale, MN, USA.


Perineal protection products were compared for their efficacy in preventing skin breakdown in the hospitalized patient with urinary and/or fecal incontinence. Each product was used for the duration of the hospital stay with daily observations for perineal skin condition. Results indicated the spray product and wipe product were comparable in rate of skin breakdown prevention. Findings suggest the wipe product is more cost-effective for use during hospitalization, and the spray product preserves skin integrity over a longer period of time, beyond average hospitalization duration.

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