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SANCHEZ LOPEZ, M.I.; CARMONA SIMARRO, J.V.; GALLEGO LOPEZ, J.M.  and  ALVAREZ ORDIALES, A.. Fecal management system in critical patients: clinical evaluation and nursing record. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.22. ISSN 1695-6141.

Fecal incontinence in critical patients predisposes them to several complications as: tissue viability problems, infections, or patients well-being effects. This kind of problems could increase average stay hospital, with economic and health system repercussions. The evidence shows that traditional managements of fecal incontinence have adverse outcomes which are unresolved. The Flexi-seal® management system (FMS), reduces these complications, and its effectiveness is based on different studies (Martínez Estadella G et al, 2006), (Ares Sánchez M et al, 2006) (Bordes J et all, 2007), (Pelleschi ME, 2008). It is necessary to describe the insertion technique, and Nursing interventions orientated to patients who need Flexi-seal® management system (FMS), in order to improve Nursing Cares.

Keywords : Critical care; Diarrhea; Nursisng; Flexi-seal®; Fecal incontinence.

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