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Continence Nursing

News, practice and discussion forums for continence nurse specialists

Anticholinergics could delay brain injury recovery


Nurses should regularly review medication in brain injury patients to ensure those with anticholinergic effects are used appropriately, according to UK researchers.

Cutting ‘unnecessary’ surgical catheter use also cuts UTIs


Surgical teams have reduced urinary tract infection rate by cutting catheter use in the operating theatre, according to US researchers who say there is a need to change clinical culture in hospitals.

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Sorry seems to be the hardest word


Analysis of complaints sent to the health service ombudsman has found that not receiving an adequate apology is the most common complaint, accounting for a third of cases last year.

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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