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  • More fluids may help chronic constipation

    Managing constipation in older people in hospitalSubscription

    25 May, 2015

    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.

  • In many countries, nurses could provide initial assessment and management

    Improving continence care around the worldSubscription

    25 May, 2015

    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.

  • Catheter

    Managing indwelling urinary catheters in adultsSubscription

    25 May, 2015

    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.

  • Incontinence can impact on quality of life

    Assessing quality of life with incontinenceSubscription

    11 May, 2015

    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.

  • Close contact with animals can improve the wellbeing of older people with dementia

    Improving dementia care with the Eden AlternativeSubscription

    16 March, 2015

    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 prolapse

    Muscle training for pelvic organ prolapseSubscription

    23 January, 2015

    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.

  • Use of frequency volume charts and voiding diaries

    Use of frequency volume charts and voiding diariesSubscription

    23 January, 2015

    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 incontinence

    Increasing recognition of childhood incontinenceSubscription

    23 January, 2015

    A pilot project is training health professionals to recognise continence problems in children during routine appointments, to ensure they receive early intervention.


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