Management of faecal incontinence in acutely ill patients
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Management of faecal incontinence in acutely ill patients

Craig Hurnauth Nutrition nurse practitioner, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow

Faecal incontinence is common in acutely ill patients, and has many predisposing factors. It is important that nursing staff understand the process of normal defecation as well as the adverse effects faecal incontinence has on patients, relatives and carers. New techniques are emerging for the management of faecal incontinence and it is important that nurses are aware of these.

Nursing Standard. 25, 22,48-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.02.25.22.48.c8318

Correspondence

Craig.Hurnauth@nhs.net

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