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Alert over delayed bowel care for patients with spinal injuries


I am horrified to read this. Having taught so many nurses and carers bowel care for spinal patients why are staff now so ill informed? I have seen this for myself recently when my daughter had spinal surgery within a London teaching hospital she was sent home without anyone checking her bowel activity. Result- urgent readmission and the involvement of the colorectal team. In 2018?? People sneer at the words basic nursing care, I have always taught it as essential nursing care. The nursing profession should think carefully about academia versus care instead of the two working seamlessly together.

Posted date

29 July, 2018

Posted time

10:38 am