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Open AccessPO17 – Infectional viral diseases that cause acute diarrhoea with infants and toddlers: nursing and prevention. A systematic review

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: Child protection and managing risk. Aim: The aim of the research was to describe infectional viral diseases that cause severe diarrhoea with infants and...

Travellers’ diarrhoea: causes, prevention and treatment

06 June 2012

Nursing Standard


This article describes the prevention and treatment of travellers’ diarrhoea, the leading cause of illness in people travelling abroad. The most common cause of...

Nurses can help prevent antibiotic resistance

30 June 2012

Primary Health Care

A&S Science

The Department of Health recently highlighted the growing problem of antibiotic resistance in the UK. It will become more difficult to treat infection as resistance...

Understanding gut-immune interactions in management of acute infectious diarrhoea

26 November 2012

Nursing Older People


This article discusses the role that immunity plays in the risk of diarrhoea and the potential role for probiotics in the management of acute infectious diarrhoea in...

Nursing management of patients with faecal incontinence

23 April 2018

Nursing Standard


Faecal incontinence is a condition that can develop as a result of age, injury or long-term conditions, and may be associated with significant stigma for those...

Chronic diarrhoea: investigation, treatment and nursing care

31 January 2007

Nursing Standard


Chronic diarrhoea is a distressing symptom of a number of conditions. This article explains the assessment of patients at the initial outpatient visit through the...

Examining the evidence for the use of probiotics in clinical practice

20 March 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article reviews the use of probiotics in clinical practice, including explanations of what they are and how they work. Evidence for the health benefits of...

The lived experience of women with faecal incontinence after childbirth: a thematic synthesis

03 July 2019

Primary Health Care


The prevalence of faecal incontinence in the general population is estimated to be between 11% and 15%, with a subgroup of younger women experiencing a higher...

Understanding fluid homeostasis in infants and children: part 1

07 February 2018

Nursing Children and Young People


Fluid requirements differ between infants and children. It is important for children’s nurses to understand the principles of fluid mechanics and apply this...

Clostridium difficile infection: nursing considerations

23 July 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Clostridium difficile is a bacterium which commonly causes diarrhoea in inpatients. C. difficile affects hospitalised patients worldwide and can pose a significant...