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Michelle Christiansen

Michelle Christiansen

VP of clinical sales and marketing for Medline’s Personal Care Division

Michelle Christiansen is the vice president of clinical sales and marketing for Medline’s Personal Care Division where she is responsible for developing new products and educational programs. Some of her specialties include skin antiseptics and prepping techniques, urologicals, operating room turnover improvement and safety, and pressure injury prevention. With more than 15 years of experience in university and community healthcare institutions, Christiansen holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Medical Science degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She is also an active member of SIS-Surgical Infection Society (both U.S. and Europe), Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Association of Operating Room Nurses, American Orthopedic Society, Association for Vascular Access, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, International Incontinence Society, and Society for Urological Nurse Association.

Nocturia, Managing Nighttime Incontinence

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Medline tested frontline caregivers about their understanding of incontinence and best practices.  Of the 125 nursing assistants in large homes, the average score was just 52 percent.  That’s why everyday it’s brought to my attention, just how serious the issue is in long-term care.  In particular, is what happens at night – nocturia – which nursing homes are struggling with … Read More

You Are Not Alone in Continence Management

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As the population in the United States ages, incontinence is an issue that is, or soon will be, impacting virtually every American household. The National Association for Continence says more than 25 million adults suffer from some form of incontinence and more than half of all homebound and nursing home residents suffer from incontinence.  These figures are driving the incontinence … Read More

Three Myths about Continence Management

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Nearly 80 percent of nursing home residents suffer from urinary and bowel incontinence. Additionally, a recent CDC study showed that nearly 51 percent of people aged 65 and older living at home reported bladder and/or bowel incontinence. There is no gender discrimination with incontinence. According to the American Urological Association, 15 million men and women suffer from urinary incontinence (33 … Read More