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Headline

Continence care is going down the pan as costs are cut and prices rise

Comment

Issuing continence products to manage incontinence should be the last resort following an assessment and should be based on the needs of the client.Unfortunately with lower resources, both within nursing and social services,there is going to be an increase in the need for continence products. Provision of pads and the type and amount given is not always based on client needs but on the knowledge of the nurse doing the assessment. If we are going to reduce costs perhaps we should be increasing education so that nurses have basic knowledge of continence promotion and management? Many clients with continence problems manage this themselves by buying their own products and don't ask for advice soon enough. By the time they do ask they are often already reliant on using pads and reluctant to stop using them.

Posted date

26 June, 2010

Posted time

10:11 am

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