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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | August 2021

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Part 3: Conservative therapies and treatments

Part 3: Conservative therapies and treatments
Clinical Skills

Pages: 34 - 41

This JCN clinical skills series looks at dif ferent aspects of continence care in the community, with useful tips on patient care and improving practice.

The third part of the JCN continence clinical skills series identifies what conservative therapies and treatments are available to treat bladder and/or bowel dysfunction. This includes a range of treatment options which can be provided by practitioners/clinicians from a multitude of healthcare professional disciplines. It highlights simple interventions, such as lifestyle changes, i.e. from diet, fluid, smoking and weight loss advice, up to the more complicated treatment options such as pelvic floor rehabilitation, bladder retraining and use of medication.

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