Skin Health: Prevention & Treatment of Skin Breakdown
From the Transverse Myelitis Association comes this review of what causes skin breakdown, including the dangers of over-hydration and harmful moisture. The article, by Janet Dean, MS, RN, CRRN, CRNP, is comprehensive enough to pass along to referral sources, but approachable Healthy Skin Resources for All Ages Pediatric Series enough for consumers and caregivers. Includes plenty of self-care tips, such as the areas of the body most typically prone to skin breakdown, and caring for patients with incontinence issues. Find it: myelitis.org.
Moisture-Associated Skin Damage
Wound Source’s article covers the many different types of skin breakdown caused by various types of fluids and helps healthcare professionals to identify them. Find it: woundsource.com.