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Good continence care: tips for nurses working in any setting

There are many options to try before offering pads to patients with continence issues. Find out how to ask the right questions, assess symptoms and provide support

There are many options to try before offering pads to patients with continence issues. Find out how to ask the right questions, assess symptoms and provide support

  • During the pandemic specialist continence nurses were deployed, waiting lists grew and some patients delayed seeing help
  • Expert say many non-specialist nurses lack confidence in dealing with continence issues, and patients are sometimes issued pads without being offered treatment options or advice
  • Tips for all nurses on dealing with continence issues, including how resources such as the Colley Model and the CONfidence app can help

Continence care is a fundamental part of nursing, yet it has long been seen as a Cinderella service.

This has only worsened during the pandemic, which saw specialist nurses redeployed to other areas, leading to growing waiting lists and services

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