ACA response to NMC consultation document entitled “Requirements for Pre-registration Nursing programmes” and “Standards of proficiency for registered nurses”
October 12, 2017
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Non-Physician Practitioners Membership to The International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) for nurses
September 10, 2017
The International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) is dedicated to global advancement of urogynecological knowledge and patient care through education and the promotion of basic and clinical research on disorders of the female pelvic floor. In addition to holding an annual conference and publishing the International Urogynecology Journal, IUGA activities include conducting education programs around the world, developing consensus terminology in the field, connecting related professionals and producing patient education materials.
IUGA is proud to offer the following membership benefits to its members:
- online access to the International Urogynecology Journal (exceptions apply);
- Free and unrestricted access to the IUGA Academy, an online learning portal complete with material from annual meetings, webcasts, videos and more;
- A free account and unlimited usage of the IUGA Surgical Database in order to help you audit the outcomes of your surgery;
- Substantial registration discounts for the IUGA Annual Meeting and Regional Symposia;
- Discounts on informative patient education materials for your office through the IUGA online store as well as reduced rates on many other items offered on the store;
- Opportunities to influence practice in the urogynecology field;
- Ability to participate in live webinars and access to stored webinars addressing the hottest topics in urogynecology;
- Volunteer opportunities on IUGA committees, special interest groups and other special projects;
- Connect virtually and in-person with IUGA’s global network of over 3,000 local and international industry peers and leaders;
- 25% off all Springer published books.
- For more information visit the IUGA website by clicking here
Membership Categories and Fees:
- Non-Physician Practitioners Membership – USD$75 per year
Membership for Non-Physician Practitioners (Nurses, Physios, etc.). Includes online only subscription to the IUJ (no printed copies).
- Non-Physician Practitioners Membership excl. IUJ – USD$50 per year
Membership For Non-Physician Practitioners (Nurses, Physios, etc.). Does NOT include subscription to the IUJ.
- For more information on membership click here
August 20, 2017
In 2016 more than 10% of families who contacted ERIC’s Bowel and Bladder helpline were caring for children with additional needs. ERIC’s expertly trained advisors can offer support and information for families with children who have learning and physical disabilities and those with autism.
Brenda Cheer, Paediatric Specialist Continence Nurse and ERIC nurse, who has written this guide said: “I’ve met so many young people who are kept in nappies simply because of their diagnosis of cerebral palsy or developmental delay. Many of them could be toilet trained and this leaflet explains how to go about it. And for those who simply cannot achieve continence, I hope the suggestions of ways to manage their bladder and bowels will be helpful, and promote their dignity. Toilet training a child with additional needs can be a huge challenge, but ERIC is here to provide information and support."
An interactive workshop explaining how this new resource can be put into practice will be delivered by Dr Eve Fleming, a special needs expert and continence specialist, at ERIC’s regional roadshow event on October 19th in Buckinghamshire. Taking place in the at the Clare Charity Centre, the one day conference is aimed at all professionals working with children.
Other roadshow highlights include:
- Dr Eleni Athanasakos will introduce a new Children’s Anorectal Physiology Service for treatment resistant bowel problems.
- A parent will give their perspective of supporting a child with chronic constipation and overflow soiling.
- Further workshops: Nocturnal Enuresis practical tips and treatment and a Practical Approach to Daytime Wetting. (These practical hour long workshops will be based around case studies and take a ‘hands on’ approach.)
Juliette Randall, ERIC’s CEO said: “Following hugely positive feedback from delegates at the bi-annual ERIC conference in October 2016, there was clearly an appetite for more so we developed the ERIC roadshow for autumn 2017, to run like a mini conference. In true conference style, the roadshow will showcase a new service as well as combining innovation with practical workshops and networking opportunities. We are really excited to be bringing the first ERIC roadshow to High Wycombe and hope its success makes it a regular event in the calendar going forward.”
The roadshow is sponsored by Ontex, Coloplast and Malem Medical Ltd. For more information and to book a place visit: https://www.eric.org.uk/Event/eric-roadshow-buckinghamshire
July 30, 2017
July 9, 2017
Have your say on the NMC document entitled Consultation on education framework: standards for education and training
This consultation will close on 12 September 2017
Click here to view the consultation documents
November 27, 2016
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are one of the most common ailments affecting young women, but they are also prevalent in women over 65 and men over 85. And the consequences of getting a UTI when you’re older are far more dire.
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November 27, 2016
The hidden problem of prolapse and urine incontinence is being exacerbated because women are often too embarrassed to speak about the issue and get help, but help is on the way.
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November 27, 2016
Many hospital patients may be unnecessarily tested, and treated, for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Researchers significantly reduced rates of CAUTI, one of the most common types of healthcare-associated infections, through a multifaceted intervention emphasizing best practices for insertion, maintenance and removal of indwelling catheters, as well as following strict criteria for testing patients for infection.
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October 7, 2016
A randomized trial involving 460 women with stress urinary incontinence compared physiotherapy with midurethral-sling surgery. We question whether the results, showing higher rates of improvement and cure for surgery than for physiotherapy, should change best practice and clinical practice guideline recommendations.
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October 7, 2016
MANUKA honey could be used to help keep internal medical devices such as urinary catheters free of infection, according to Southampton researchers.
Scientists at the University of Southampton have found that even low dilutions of Manuka honey can curb the activity and growth of bacterial biofilms - a thin layer of microbes that build up on, and stick to, any surface including plastic.
The findings, published online in the Journal Of Clinical Pathology, could lead to the honey being used in patients fitted with medical devices, such as urinary catheters, which carry a high infection risk.
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