How to manage chronic constipation in adultsSubscription
There are various options available to treat this common condition, but effective treatment relies on obtaining a thorough patient history.
Nursing care planning in Ehlers-Danlos syndromeSubscription
Care planning for patients with this connective tissue disorder must take a holistic approach.
People with this debilitating condition need individualised treatment that takes into account their perception of symptoms and the effect on their quality of life.
A strategy to reduce avoidable pressure ulcersSubscription
Nurses have a role to play in monitoring the success of strategies to reduce avoidable pressure ulcers and to provide accountability and maintain motivation
Involving patients in preventing infectionsSubscription
New guidance highlights the importance of patient and carer involvement in preventing healthcare-associated infections.
In 2004, a child died after being fed through a nasogastric tube that had been misplaced in her lungs.
Recognising the appropriate support and treatment needed for a first-time mother presenting with stress incontinence boosted her confidence and enabled improved symptom control.
Exploring the benefits of anal irrigationSubscription
Bowel dysfunction can have detrimental effects on psychological, physical and social functioning. Two case studies show the impact of an anal irrigation system.
Management of stoma complicationsSubscription
Most patients who have a stoma experience complications at some point. Nurses need to provide prompt assessment, advice and referral for specialist help if required
An expert nurse advises on safe, effective care and when to contact a specialist nurse