Continence Education in the United Kingdom
There are numerous continence modules and programmes across the UK and the ACA has tried to bring together as much information as possible to support members. If you have any news of continence related modules that will support fellow members contact Alison Harris, ACA Executive member, on email@example.com
If you have had either good or bad experiences from any educational institution offering continence related programmes please also let Alison know as this may be useful to members wanting to develop their skills.
The ACA from time to time produce various publications, generally these include the Journal and notes on Good practice, there are also several other leaflets and general information sheets. These can be obtained through the ACA adminstation via Fitwise.
Notes on Good Practice
Notes on Good Practice are updated annually and added to each year. From 2006 they will appear on the web and no longer be in hard copy. They can be downloaded in part or in full and either saved to file or printed. The choice is yours.
Hope you like the new ways we are developing and the new notes that are added each year.
The ACA Continence Promotion Pack- Nursing & Residential Homes
(Order Code=0013) The Resource Pack is sent automatically to members as part of the benefits of membership. Non-members: price on application.
The aim of the Resource Pack is to heighten the awareness of nurses and other health professionals working within the Independent sector of the importance of promotion of continence and the early identification, assessment, treatment and management of incontinence. It aims to encourage staff to develop their skills, to carry out individual assessments and to explore all treatment options for residents, and to work closely with other professionals.
Getting Help From Your Continence Specialist
(Order Code=0003) Free of charge - state number required.
A leaflet to provide to members of the public to inform those who have a problem with bowel or bladder control about the role of the Continence Specialist.
The ACA Quarterly Journal - 'Continence'
(Order Code=0009) Annual subscription £16.00 inc. postage & packing.
Initial copy sent free of charge to members. Additional copies £3.00 each plus postage & packing.
The ACA Notes On Good Practice
(Order Code=0001) Non-members subscription £50.00 per annum. This service is free of charge to members.
Good Practice in Consent
- Examination and Assessment of the Female Pelvic Floor
- Examination and Assessment of the Male Pelvic Floor
- Therapeutic Use of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
- Continence and Culture Sensitivities
- Intermittent Catheterisation
- Urethral Catheterisation
- Supra-Pubic Catheters
- Catheter Maintenance Solutions
The Notes are sent automatically to members as part of the benefits of membership.
Further subjects will be covered in these Notes. Annual updates and ad hoc amendments will be supplied automatically to members and to subscriber.
Each year these notes are updated and soon they will be available electronically both via this website and also through an external link. Please note that the external link will only allow access through your membership number. This will will be published as soon as it is available.
Who We Are And What We Do
(Order Code=0002) Free of charge - state number required.
A leaflet giving a broad outline of our activities and brief details of the ACA, for information and to give to potential members.