Building the evidence base - the Zassi bowel management system

Norton, Christine (2009) Building the evidence base - the Zassi bowel management system. British Journal of Nursing, 18 (Sup 2). S38-S42. ISSN 0966-0461

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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.

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Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2012 09:09
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