Issue : 2 June 2008
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Improving how nurses' sick leave is managedSubscription
Revamping the sick note system is a good way to encourage nurses back to work, says Julian Topping, Head of Workplace Health at NHS Employers
Blog: Are continence specialists worth it?Subscription
Frank Booth is a firm believer that continence specialists nurses deliver great value, but can they prove it?
Nurses asked to identify research prioritiesSubscription
Nurses, patients and carers are being asked to identify and prioritise treatment uncertainities relating to urinary incontinence as part of a project that aims to influence the research agenda in the UK.
Incontact, the UK’s largest patient focused bladder and bowel charity has taken over the role of the Continence Foundation. This follows a decision to close the Foundation after the loss of two major donors.
Nurses need to think about intimate and personal care as more than just a physical activity according to Julie ClarkPhD student at Thames Valley University.
There is a lack of evidence that the incidence of catheter related infection is affected by the choice of intermittent catheter or technique for catheterisation according to a Cochrane review.
Colin McDonald, Charge nurse/trainer in dementia, University of Sterling, challenged delegates at the ACA conference to think about the continence needs of people with dementia.
Increasing fluid intake with lemon may provide a simple, inexpensive and effective strategy for reducing rates of catheter encrustation.
Blog: Breaking the iceSubscription
Liz Darlison takes us through her first day on the Cancer Leadership Programme
Blog: Lessons from historySubscription
'To keep ourselves free from disease we need the ability to live within our means and personal capabilities. When we feel ill, the answer does not always lie within the remit of the modern doctor'