May 9, 2019
The National Future of Nursing Conference 2019 is taking place on the 11th of June 2019 in Central London.
The 2019 Nursing Conference will provide a vital opportunity for the nursing community to consider the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead and the changing landscape of the nursing profession. It will give updates on the latest developments including the NHS Long Term Plan; innovative ways of tackling workforce issues such as developing new ways of working and new job roles; nurse-led initiatives to solve clinical issues and the impact of digital technology on nursing.
Sharon Leighton, Band 5 Nurse, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust (CONFIRMED)
- Identifying unwarranted variation in the form of higher levels of short inpatient stays and use of antibiotics
- Nursing patients more effectively through the development of a neutropenic sepsis clinical pathway to support appropriate decision making before admission
- Collecting data from patients to determine what proportion were confirmed neutropenic; length of stay and other co-morbidities
- Adding value through better outcomes, better experience and better use of resources
- Challenges and lessons learnt for implementation
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April 28, 2019
NICE guideline Published: 2 April 2019
Urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women: management
This guideline replaces CG171 and IPG154. This guideline is the basis of QS77.
This guideline covers assessing and managing urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in
women aged 18 and over. It also covers complications associated with mesh surgery for these
Who is it for?
Women with urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, or complications associated with
surgery for urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, their families and carers
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March 4, 2019
Behavioural treatments to improve improve bladder control by changing the incontinent patient's behavior, especially his or her voiding habits, and by teaching skills for preventing urine loss. These treatments are effective for most outpatient men and women with stress, urge, or mixed incontinence. The average reduction in the frequency of incontinence ranges from 57% to 86%. In long-term care settings, treatment is generally more challenging and yields more modest results.
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February 20, 2019
The ACA have been approached by UK Continence Society (UKCS) regarding their small research grant scheme. In line with UKCS MDT philosophy they are encouraging nurses and AHPs to get more involved with continence research and apply for funding . UKCS have now advertised their small grant awards for 2019. In order to be eligible for the small grant, the applicant would have to be a UKCS member. Membership currently sits at £10.
January 12, 2019
We are delighted to announce that we have finalised the development of a UTI information leaflet for older adults who have urinary symptoms or may be at risk of future UTIs. The leaflet may also be used during primary care consultations to facilitate dialogue between a patient and their GP on specific topics like treatment or safety netting. It is important that the leaflet is used as a tool to interact with patients, rather than as a ‘parting gift’.
The UTI for older adults information leaflet can be found in the “leaflets to share with patients” section of the TARGET website: www.rcgp.org.uk/targetantibiotics
We are happy to receive feedback about how you have used or implemented this leaflet and any constructive comments on how it can be improved. Please contact the TARGET team via email at TARGETantibiotics@phe.gov.uk.
January 11, 2019
After years of planning and lots of hard work and commitment by the ACA Education committee the ACA MOOC (Massive Open Online Course Understanding Continence Promotion: Effective Management of Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction in Adults is up and running.
The first course started on the 15th October 2018, next course 25th February 2019 which you can register for now.
Registration is now open, further information and registration can be found at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-continence-promotion/1
For all ACA members as part of your membership you will be able to access this course for free and on completion obtain a certificate, so please avail of this valuable opportunity. The course is not only for ACA members but for all who have an interest in continence, so please share this information with your colleagues.
The free upgrade gives learners unlimited access once the course starts, not before. So, you will be able to start the course from the start date and take as long as you like over the material (i.e. you won't have to study it over 7 weeks - that's just a suggestion). All you must do is email Michelle at Fitwise MMcD@Fitwise.co.uk, Michelle will then log into Futurelearn, add you to the free enrolment and a link will be sent to you to register via Futurelearn.
August 11, 2018
Recent research undertaken by the Spinal Injuries Association and the personal experiences of its 10,000 members show that NHS provision of good bowel care is mixed with wide variations in the quality of care and how it is provided.
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August 11, 2018
New mothers urged not to run, do star-jumps or intense exercise after childbirth
These exercises put strain on already weak abdominal, core and pelvic muscles
Health experts say celebrities flaunting their post-baby bodies is pressuring new mothers to lose weight after giving birth
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December 17, 2017
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