Continence consultations to cost £3mSubscription
The government is set to launch yet another consultation into proposals to change funding for stoma and incontinence appliances this month.
This is the first of a two-part unit on the issue of sexuality after stoma formation. It explores the physical and psychosocial issues related to sexuality following stoma formation, outlines relevant literature and highlights the importance of holistic nursing care for these patients.
Radical and palliative treatments for bowel cancer include the administration of IV cytotoxic chemotherapy, adjuvant to other modalities, such as radiotherapy and surgery.
pH is the measurement of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution, or a negative logarithmic scale of hydrogen ion concentration in a solution.
Irritable bowel syndrome is usually diagnosed by excluding other conditions. New NICE guidance offers positive diagnosis criteria, reports Nerys Hairon
Key Questions - GastrointestinalSubscription
Christine Norton, PhD, MA, RN, is Burdett professor of gastrointestinal nursing, King’s College London and nurse consultant, St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow.
Bowel care seriesSubscription
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Bowel care part 4. Administering an enemaSubscription
An enema is a liquid preparation that is introduced into the body via the rectum for the purposes of producing a bowel movement or administering medication. Kyle, G. (2007) Bowel care part 4. Administering an enema. Nursing Times; 103: 45, 26-27. Keywords: Gastrointestinal, enema, bowel care
Managing bowel disorders with rectal irrigationSubscription
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