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Continence Nursing

News, practice and discussion forums for continence nurse specialists



Cutting ‘unnecessary’ surgical catheter use also cuts UTIs

27-Jul-2015

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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Review finds pros and cons for continence surgery methods

1-Jul-2015

Two common surgical procedures result in similar cure rates for stress urinary continence, but there are differences in complications and the need for repeat operations, according to a review.

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Hospital discharge is still putting patients at risk

3-Aug-2015

There is more to planning a hospital discharge than ordering medications and booking the transport. All the care and treatment that patients receive while in hospital can be compromised if their discharge home leaves them vulnerable.

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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