Issue : 2 September 2008
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Rectal irrigation can be an alternative to surgery in childhood faecal incontinence
Does pelvic floor muscle training improve lower urinary tract function in MS?
Preventing healthcare-associated infections is a key priority for the Department of Health and, since the introduction of the Health Act code of practice (DH, 2006), infection prevention has become everybody’s business.
Better designs for school toilets will negate the need for CCTV cameras
Stress incontinence can follow childbirth as pelvic floor muscles are damaged
An initiative set up rapid access to services for older care home residents with mental health problems
A mental health nurse-led multidisciplinary team has set up a project to meet the emotional and mental health needs of patients who have multiple sclerosis
A recent Cochrane review gathered evidence on whether a low-glycaemic diet can improve diabetes control and whether it reduces hypoglycaemic events
Falls prediction tools do not work well and falls prevention requires a wide range of interventions.
The dementia strategy is welcome, and nurses have a role in ensuring patients have ongoing support, says Gordon Evans