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Useful documents for continence nurse specialists

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A round up of the most useful documents and guidelines in continence care

Department of Health

Good practice in continence services, Department of Health

NSF for older people, DH

NSF for children, young people and maternity services, DH

Continence exemplar, DH (This is a patient pathway, illustrating key themes in the NSF)

Guidelines for Referral for suspected cancer, DH

Royal College of Nursing

Catheter care guide for nurse, Royal College of Nursing (Supports the Skills for Health competencies)

Improving continence care for patients: the role of the nurse, RCN

Paediatric assessment of toilet training readiness and the issuing of products, RCN

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

Guidelines on faecal incontinence, NICE

The management of urinary incontinence in women, NICE

Urinary incontinence - implementation advice, NICE

Urinary incontinence - costing template, NICE

Urinary tract infection - diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of urinary tract infection in children, NICE

Other useful documents

Competencies for urinary incontinence, Skills for Health

Guidelines for rectal irrigation, Burdett Institute

National audit of continence care for older people 2006, Royal College of Physicians

Continence care in care homes - a framework to gather and share key information

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