Free Continence & Catheter Care Supplement
Nurses must take a positive approach to continence care.
Retention of urine and incontinence have 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.
Catheterization is often necessary for acute retention of urine but is the last resort for incontinence. Catheterisation carries many risks; tissue damage, bladder damage, infection, encrustation and blockage are just some of the hazards. The responsibility of ensuring that there is a clinical need for it lies with nursing staff.
In this Continence Supplement, British Journal of Nursing looks at key areas affecting Continence nursing.
These are just a few of the issues addressed in this supplement published by BJN:
- How can nursing staff reduce the risk of catheter-related complications?
- What are the clinical indications for urinary catheterization?
- How is urinary incontinence classified?
- What barriers do nurses face when assessing older people for urinary incontinence?
- What are the causes of indwelling catheter-related pain and how can these be managed?
- What are the reasons for inserting a urinary catheter per urethra or via the suprapubic route?
- In which cases is suprapubic catheterization not a suitable option?
- How can pelvic floor exercises assist men with post-prostatectomy stress urinary incontinence, urge urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction?
Don't miss out on this exclusive Continence Supplement brought to you by British Journal of Nursing.