Options for users of intermittent cathetersSubscription
There are advantages for single-use and multi-use intermittent catheters; the MultICath study aims to explore the benefits to patients of using both types.
Older people in hospital are at risk of constipation, which is often poorly managed. Failure to treat the condition can lead to increased morbidity and longer hospital stays.
Improving continence care around the worldSubscription
A review of continence services around the world revealed that a key element in improving care would be the use of trained nurse specialists at the first assessment.
Managing indwelling urinary catheters in adultsSubscription
Nursing Times Learning has launched a unit on catheter care, focusing on the safe and appropriate use of indwelling urinary catheters to reduce patients’ risk of infection.
Assessing quality of life with incontinenceSubscription
A review of questionnaires to assess quality of life and symptom severity in women with urinary incontinence found three that outperformed others on a range of factors.
The Eden Alternative is a philosophy that encourages nurses to empower care home residents by recognising what they are able to do and engaging them in activities.
New IV antibiotic launched for treating UTIsSubscription