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Issue : 16 June 2008

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  • Consent to treatment and mental capacitySubscription

    Clinical17 June, 2008

    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.

  • Rectal irrigationSubscription

    Clinical17 June, 2008

    Articles and guidelines on the application of rectal irrigation

  • Spinal cord injurySubscription

    Clinical17 June, 2008

    Bowel function and spinal cord injury.

  • Faecal incontinenceSubscription

    Clinical17 June, 2008

    Articles and resources on the management of faecal incontinence

  • Faeces removalSubscription

    Clinical17 June, 2008

    Download a PDF of useful guidelines on digital removal of faeces.

  • ConstipationSubscription

    Clinical17 June, 2008

    Constipation is an unpleasant and often distressing symptom that can happen to anyone at any time.

  • Many trusts admit to failing to meet government hygiene targetsSubscription

    News17 June, 2008

    Trusts in England are still struggling on hygiene control, according to the Healthcare Commission.

  • Nurse shortages continue to dog neonatal unitsSubscription

    News17 June, 2008

    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

    Clinical16 June, 2008

    A new once daily antimuscarinic agent for the treatment of the symptoms of overactive bladder has been launched in the UK.

  • Drugs and alcohol fuel high murder and suicide rate in ScotlandSubscription

    News16 June, 2008

    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.