Top Tips on Bladder and Bowel Issues

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Top Tips on Dignity and Toileting

In the wake of the Frances Report (2013) and reflecting the increasing emphasis on dignity in healthcare the ACA have developed ‘top tips’ on dignity and toilet use for all practitioners as reminders of good practice and discussion points.  Click here to see full document

Top Tips on Management of Urinary Tract Infection in Adults in the Community 

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most prevalent infection globally.  It has been defined as “The presence and multiplication of bacteria in one or more structures of the urinary tract with associated tissue invasion”. Click here to see full document 

Top Tips on Pelvic Floor 

Keeping the Pelvic Floor strong is important to prevent and improve both bladder and bowel incontinence Use it – don't lose it: do your pelvic floor exercises every day. Click here to see full document

Top Tips on Paediatric Continence

Incontinence is a common problem for children and young people with an estimated 900 000 (Dept of Health, 2003) suffering. Being incontinent has a significant negative impact on quality of life for children, young people and their families. Click here to see full document 

Top Tips on Indwelling Catheters 

An indwelling urinary catheter used long term may be required when all other methods of bladder drainage have failed and may improve quality of life. HOWEVER indwelling catheterisation carries significant risk of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection, which can lead to sepsis and death.
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