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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.
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.
When developing a clinical supervision system for nurses and allied health professionals, a community provider focused on flexibility to meet individual needs.
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.
At the end of the 1990s I worked as a practice development nurse at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
We talk to Peter Gill, ManVan nurse adviser at Welsh charity Tenovus Cancer Care, who has been a nurse for 30 years.
Emma Munro, who qualified in 1989, is head of nursing research at University Hospital Southampton
We talk to Paul Pheleu, who has been a nurse for 24 years. and is currently a charge nurse at Queens Court Care Home in Wimbledon, south London
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Why is this article important?
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy used to treat patients with mental health problems.
This article describes the therapy, explores its history and how it works, and explains who can provide CBT and where it can be practiced.
After reading the article consider:
- Define the term cognitive behavioural therapy?
- Outline the common complications that can occur following PEG insertion
- CBT uses two psychological techniques. How would you explain cognitive processing and behavioural strategies to a patient?
- Who can practice CBT?
I wonder if anyone was surprised by the recent news that a group of GP practices have been placed into special measures.