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.
Muscle training for pelvic organ prolapseSubscription
Pelvic floor exercises are effective at successfully managing pelvic organ prolapse, but do they have long-term benefits? New evidence on this information is presented with expert commentary.
Frequency volume charts provide an objective measure of bladder function, which is essential to support the correct diagnosis and treatment of urological problems.
Increasing recognition of childhood incontinenceSubscription
A pilot project is training health professionals to recognise continence problems in children during routine appointments, to ensure they receive early intervention.
New IV antibiotic launched for treating UTIsSubscription