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Choosing and using disposable body-worn continence pads

VOL: 101, ISSUE: 29, PAGE NO: 50Rachel Gilbert, RN, DipN, is continence nurse specialist, Kingston Primary Care Trust Older People's Services, Tolworth Hospital, Tolworth, SurreyDisposable, body-worn pads are the product most commonly chosen to contain and absorb urine and faeces (Pomfret, 2000). The cost to the NHS of supplying continence pads has been estimated at £80 million per annum (Euromonitor, 1999) and is a huge financial burden on local services.

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