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Continence Nursing

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Exclusive: Nurses demand more purchase power over products

18-Mar-2015

Nurses could both improve patient care and save the NHS money if they were handed more control over the purchasing of everyday ward equipment, according to new survey findings.

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UK researchers design product to ‘take the pain out of catheters’

5-Mar-2015

Researchers are developing a product that they say could significantly improve quality of life for catheter users.

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

Improving dementia care with the Eden Alternative Subscription Required

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 prolapse

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.

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'Knowledge of how to care for people with dementia is not reaching many staff'

20-Apr-2015

A few weeks ago I went to see Still Alice and cried. Despite close contact with people with dementia it was a shock to see a middle-aged woman with the condition, her rapid decline and the impact her illness had on those around her. As a woman in my fifties I was also frightened by what the future might hold.

Mid Staffs inquiry calls care failings a 'disaster'

Mid Staffs inquiry calls care failings a 'disaster'

Most of the UK media has reported on the Francis inquiry into significant failures in care at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

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