Case Study Module 2

Here is your first case study. You are to read it, look at the picture, and then discuss it in the comments section below.

Mrs. Smith is a 78 year old woman who was recently discharged from the hospital after an exacerbation of CHF. Mrs. Smith is incontinent, and while in the hospital her incontinence was managed by the use of disposable incontinence garments. Mrs. Smith can only get out of bed by transferring with the assist of one. You are admitting her to home health today. When you do her assessment, here is what you find.

Incontinence related dermatitis

Please discuss the probable cause of this skin condition, and what you would recommend for treatment.

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