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Do you recommend keeping track of my patient's bladder leakage?
A Bladder and Bowel Diary is a great way to monitor incontinence and overall health.
Do I need to wash the patient with every change?
Whenever you change a patient's product, some form of skin care is required to prevent odor, infection, and skin irritation.
What product will last the longest without becoming irritating?
Instead of thinking in terms of "which product will last the longest," think in terms of which product is right for the individual person.
What is the most effective way to ensure I am using the correct products for my patients?
Finding the right protective hygiene product can be challenging.
What is Prevail Continence Coach?
Prevail® Continence Coach is a program developed to address the needs of Medicaid Health Plan Members living at home.
Should there be an odor?
If you're caring for someone with incontinence, odor can become a big concern.
Should I wake up the patient to change the product?
When it comes to changing a product, patients have different needs. Always follow your facility protocol and address your residents' individual needs.
My patient is showing some skin irritation. What can be done about this?
Here are a few things that may be causing your patient's skin irritation, along with some solutions:
Is there a relationship between incontinence and falls?
Yes, there is a connection between incontinence and falling.
How does a patient's diet affect incontinence?
Your patient's diet could play a role in their incontinence symptoms. Certain foods and beverages can aggravate leakage, while others can help improve symptoms.