Continence Resources

Patricia McDermott explores the health care professionals role in promoting conservative rehabilitative treatment strategies that may be effective in the treatment of genuine stress urinary incontinence

Patricia McDermott is a Clinical Nurse Specialist Continence/Urology Community Services Department Castel Hospital La Neuve Rue Castel, Guernsey

Article accepted for publication: February 2010

Ian Pomfret discusses the findings from two recent reports looking at catheter safety

Ian Pomfret RGN, NDN Cert, PWT is Lead Continence Adviser, NHS Central Lancashire.

Article accepted for publication: May 2010

Topics:  Minimising risk

Karen Logan discusses the development of a guideline to deliver best quality care to patients learning and living with clean intermittent catheterisation

Karen Logan RGN, MSc, OBE is Nurse Consultant, Head of Continence Service, Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Cwmbran, Wales

Article accepted for publication: December 2010

Dr Guy Evans, Dr Shahid Kausar & Miss Yuko Smith discuss two case studies which look at how practitioners might reduce the risk of traumatic hypospadias in catheterised patients.

Dr Guy Evans MBChB – Foundation Year Two doctor at City Hospital, Birmingham.
Dr Shahid Kausar M.D, FRCP – Consultant Physician in Elderley Care at City Hospital, Birmingham.
Miss Yuko Smith MRCS, MBBS – Urology Registrar at City Hospital, Birmingham.

Article accepted for publication: November 2010

Ian Pomfret, June Rogers & Julie Vickerman discuss the various uses of continence aids available in the community

Ian Pomfret RGN NDNc. PWT, Former Lead Continence Adviser, NHS Central Lancashire PCT
June Rogers RN, RSCN,BA (Hons), MSc is Team Director at PromoCon, Disabled Living, Manchester
Julie Vickerman Dip C.O.T. Continence Occupational therapist. NHS Central Lancashire PCT and PromoCon, Disabled Living, Manchester

Article accepted for publication: March 2011

Jennie Burch discusses stomas and the reasons for their formation.

Jennie Burch RN, MSc, BSc is an Enhanced Recovery Nurse Facilitator, St Marks Hospital, Middlesex

Article accepted for publication: March 2011

Topics:  Urostomy

Barbara Borwell discusses how an individual’s ability to deal with the practical features of stoma care will differ, therefore, requiring unpredictable levels of intervention. This article focuses on the principles of stoma care acknowledging the importance of factors, which can enhance the quality of life

Barbara Borwell MA (Ed), RGN, ENB 216, ENB 980, Dip. Counselling, Cert. Psychosexual Counselling & Therapy, NDN Cert. City & Guilds FETC, BCN is an Independent Nurse Consultant/Lecturer, Nationally/Internationally

Article accepted for publication: April 2011

Topics:  Support

In the first of two articles Gaye Kyle reviews the definitions of constipation, epidemiology, causes of constipation, symptoms and assessment.

Gaye Kyle RGN BA (Hons) Dip Ed MA Independent lecturer, University of Ulster

Article accepted for publication: June 2011

In her second article Gaye Kyle discusses the management and treatment of constipation and the need to develop a proactive approach.

Gaye Kyle RGN is an Independent Lecturer, University of Ulster

Article accepted for publication: September 2011

Pat Black discusses some of the modern stoma appliances available and offers a guide to choosing the correct appliance for the patient with a bowel or bladder stoma.

Pat Black Consultant Nurse, Coloproctology, The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust. Honorary Senior Lecturer, Buckinghamshire New University.

Article accepted for publication: July 2011