1. Zulkowski, Karen DNS, RN, CWS


PURPOSE: To provide wound care practitioners with information comparing characteristics of perineal dermatitis and pressure ulcers.


TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in wound care.


OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to:


1. Discuss the prevalence, etiology, characteristics, prevention, and treatment of perineal dermatitis.


2. Describe pressure ulcer pathophysiology and staging.