Protecting Perineal Skin Integrity as a Vital Infectious Barrier in Critically Ill Neonates

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Identifier R_2QG0yxxnPmOEI5e_diaper_rash_EBPF2019
Title Protecting Perineal Skin Integrity as a Vital Infectious Barrier in Critically Ill Neonates
Creator Roger, S. RN; Gardner, M. RN; Strevay, D, RN; Chan, B. MD; Baserga, M. MD; Carol Henderson, RN
Description Skin integrity is a vital infection barrier in critically ill neonates. Prematureinfants have increased caloric needs and require high density feedings. This results in loose stools. Premature infants have an underdeveloped stratum corneum (the protective outer layer of skin). As a result, perineal skin breakdown or diaper rash is a common problem in the NICU1. Open perineal sores also cause neonatal irritability and parental emotional distress. Despite all these, we lack standardization in skin assessment, documentation, prevention and treatment of diaper rash. Aim Statement: Decrease the incidence of diaper rash among our NICU neonates from 20% to 6% within 12 months.
Subject Posters as Topic; Evidence-Based Practice; Infant, Newborn; Critical Illness; Perineum; Skin Care; Intensive Care Units, Neonatal; Diaper Rash; Infection Control; Evidence-Based Medicine; Quality Improvement; Electronic Health Records
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2019
Date Digital 2019
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6jh822d
Relation is Part of 2019 Evidence Based Practice Posters
Format application/pdf
Setname ehsl_ebp
Date Created 2019-04-29
Date Modified 2019-05-08
ID 1423257
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6jh822d
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