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A Patient Interfering with Adult Incontinence Briefs and an Aggressive Patient
By admin 7/9/2018 6:40 PM

A Patient Interfering with Adult Incontinence Briefs and an Aggressive Patient

 

Among patients with urinary and faecal incontinence, the group most difficult to care for consists of those who are predisposed to interfere with their adult incontinence briefs. This group includes, for example, seniors with advanced dementia. These patients habitually remove their incontinence products, soil themselves, their bedding and their clothing. Some patients, like seniors suffering from dementia or those with mental disorders, reveal further problematic behaviours, such as soiling walls, furniture, or doors with their faeces. A huge challenge for the care-givers is also posed by the patients who are prone to aggression, evidenced by tossing and damaging their clothes. Mental disorders may also result in such problematic behaviours as the patient "eating" their own clothes or excrement.

 

To alleviate and reduce such problematic behaviours, various mental and pharmacological therapies are employed and the patient's surroundings are adapted as appropriate to their needs.  The patient is also involved in various therapies and appropriate communication strategies are utilized. However, it is also necessary to ensure the appropriate hygiene-related protection of such patients. The appropriate protection has triple benefits.

 

First, it results in the improved comfort of the everyday life of the patient. A properly protected patient may enjoy greater freedom of movement, allowing them fewer restrictions and need to be controlled. Proper protection from soiling and leaking also means ensuring that there are hygienic conditions for the patient and respecting their dignity.

 

Second, the benefits are felt by the care-givers who have a much smaller work load related to changing the patient's clothes and ensuring their hygiene. Many stressful situations and inconveniences related to taking care of a patient wearing adult incontinence briefs may be avoided or at least have their effects be reduced. The care-givers have more time to communicate with the patients and better conditions to develop their emphatic approach with their patients. Their duties seem more graceful and less frustrating, leading to a happier environment for all involved.

 

The third, most measurable benefit is significant economic savings which is of huge importance for many facilities. Thanks to the appropriate protection of the patient, you may reduce the amount of clothes and bedding to be washed and use purchased adult incontinence briefs more economically. This translates directly into reduced cost of taking care of that group of patients. Importantly, the reduced costs do not result in any compromised quality.