Category list : Association for Continence Advice (ACA)
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The ACA are delighted to announce the 2015 Dorothy Mandelstam award. This award acknowledges the pioneering continence work of Dorothy who was a founder member of the ACA.
In the NHS some patients are more equal than others.
Community nurses may increasingly find their patients left to sleep in their own urine after the Supreme Court backed a council decision to deny a stroke patient social care at night.
Indwelling catheters is justified for some patients. But they come with the risk of a urinary tract infection, which extends length of stay and imposes an extra burden of care and cost on the NHS.
End of life: a need for bowel care guidanceSubscription
Why more guidance is needed on palliative and end-of-life bowel care
Incontinence: enhancing care in women's prisonsSubscription
This study aimed to inform prison health services on the issue of incontinence
Pelvic floor health: information for teenagersSubscription
Young women were involved in developing a leaflet about pelvic floor awareness with the aim of maintaining and improving pelvic floor health
Does abdominal massage relieve constipation?Subscription
Massage has been used for constipation since the nineteenth century: how effective is it?
Digital rectal examinationSubscription
Why digital rectal examinations are an important part of bowel assessments and how to perform them
Faecal management systems help prevent cross infection and preserve skin integrity. Nurses in Wales developed guidelines to ensure these systems are used appropriately