Saturday 20 Sep 2014

Free Continence & Catheter Care Supplement

Nurses must take a positive approach to continence care.

Retention of urine and incontinence has a major detrimental impact on a person's life and nurses have an important role to play in supporting patients. Incontinence is a problem which can affect almost anybody and each person needs a skilled individual assessment to determine the cause of their incontinence. The nurse's role in advising and supporting the patient can be crucial to his or her wellbeing.

The issues addressed in this Continence supplement published by BJN include:

  • The range of non-invasive and minimally invasive incontinence options to support patients
  • How faecal incontinence can  be managed effectively within a structured assessment and therapy programme
  • The use of barrier products in the prevention and treatment of Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD).
  • Challenges that arise with current incontinence management for dementia sufferers and possible courses of action to tailor them more specifically to those people with cognitive impairment
  • The importance of specifically asking about urinary incontinence when assessing patients with adult bronchiectasis.