Building the evidence base - the Zassi bowel management system

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dc.contributor.author Norton, Christine
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-23T09:09:05Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-23T09:09:05Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1014
dc.description.abstract British Journal of Nursing, 18(6), S38-S42 Uncontrolled faecal incontinence (FI) secondary to diarrhoea represents a major risk to perianal skin integrity and the healing of perineal wounds or burns. In an era of heightened awareness of the morbidity and the costs associated with hospital-acquired infection, there are obvious concerns about the risks of cross-infection associated with diarrhoea or FI. This article evaluates the Zassi Bowel Management System (ZBMS, Hollister®), a product that has been designed to manage diarrhoea, faecal incontinence and defaecation in situations where a patient is either completely dependent, has overwhelming uncontrolled diarrhoea that poses a threat to skin integrity and is a cross-infection risk, or where normal defaecation poses a risk to wound integrity and sterility. en_US
dc.subject Zassi bowel management system en_US
dc.subject evidence base
dc.subject bowel management
dc.subject faecal incontinence
dc.subject diarrhoea
dc.subject perianal skin
dc.title Building the evidence base - the Zassi bowel management system en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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