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Question:

Of the possible patient descriptions below, which one comes with the greatest risk of skin damage and injury?

A A 90-year-old woman who is demonstrating signs of confusion and experiences incontinent stools.
Explaination

A large number of bedding changes will be required by a patient who suffers from incontinent stools. This probably leave untreated moisture around the bottom; therefore, increasing the opportunities of suffering from skin tearing and breaking down. Additionally, because the individual is demonstrating signs of confusion, they may not understand where they are, which can cause injuries to the skin as they may bruise from contact with the bed. The elderly are at a greater risk of skin injuries because they no longer have the elasticity within their skin to bounce back, these individuals are not at as great of skin damage risk.