Issue : 16 June 2008
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Consent to treatment and mental capacitySubscription
Nurses frequently express concern about consent required for bowel procedures and training required before procedures for digital rectal examination and digital removal of faeces. This section addresses these issues.
Articles and guidelines on the application of rectal irrigation
Spinal cord injurySubscription
Bowel function and spinal cord injury.
Articles and resources on the management of faecal incontinence
Download a PDF of useful guidelines on digital removal of faeces.
Constipation is an unpleasant and often distressing symptom that can happen to anyone at any time.
Trusts in England are still struggling on hygiene control, according to the Healthcare Commission.
Nurse shortages continue to dog neonatal unitsSubscription
Nurse and specialist cot shortages mean neonatal services in England are continuing to struggle to keep up with demand, despite a national reorganisation of neonatal provision, MPs have warned.
New continence drug launched in UKSubscription
A new once daily antimuscarinic agent for the treatment of the symptoms of overactive bladder has been launched in the UK.
Alcohol and drug misuse mean Scots are almost twice as likely to take their own life or someone else’s, compared to people living in England and Wales, according to UK researchers.