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Faecal incontinence in adults

05 November 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

Faecal incontinence is a distressing condition, which adversely affects the quality of life of adults of all ages. It is often preventable and easily treatable once...

Sustaining safe and acceptable bowel care in spinal cord injured patients

02 November 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article aims to increase understanding of the bowel care needs of patients with spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injury centres provide expert bowel management...

Assessment, prevention and treatment of faecal incontinence in older people

19 September 2018

Nursing Older People

bowel dysfunction

Faecal incontinence is an impaired ability to control the passage of stool, often described as involuntary loss of solid or liquid stool, and the symptom of an...

Educating home carers on faecal continence in people with dementia

05 May 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To measure the effect of education on the knowledge of home carers in maintaining faecal continence for people with dementia. Method The quasi-experimental study...

Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation for patients with faecal incontinence

16 February 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) is a new, non-invasive treatment for faecal incontinence. It is given in an outpatient setting and has few side effects....

Management of faecal incontinence in acutely ill patients

02 February 2011

Nursing Standard

CPD

Faecal incontinence is common in acutely ill patients, and has many predisposing factors. It is important that nursing staff understand the process of normal...

Understanding bowel problems in older people: part 2

01 December 2005

Nursing Older People

CPD

Bowel problems can be devastating for patients and those who care for them. Accurate assessment is essential in determining the cause of symptoms and deciding...

Nursing management of patients with faecal incontinence

23 April 2018

Nursing Standard

Continence

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...

Conservative management of faecal incontinence in adults

03 March 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

While faecal incontinence is a common problem, many people may be embarrassed to admit having the condition. An understanding of the various factors that contribute...

Prevention and management of incontinence-associated dermatitis

03 July 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Maintaining skin integrity in people with incontinence is challenging. Incontinence is common in older people and those compromised by medical or surgical...