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Sarah Hillery

Urology Advanced Nurse Practitioner, York Hospitals NHS Trust

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Reducing the risk of urinary tract infections in intermittent self-catheterisation users

A UTI is defined as the presence of bacteria in disproportionate levels, along with symptoms such as urinary frequency, urgency, dysuria and cystitis (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence...

Prevention and management of moisture-associated skin damage

A major function of healthy, intact skin (Figure 2) is the maintenance of a physical barrier against the external environment. This prevents the entry of noxious substances and pathogens, as well as...

Taking care of continence patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

Indisputably, all staff who have worked within and around heath and social care provision (including all support services, such as administrative, portering, domestic and catering staff) have done an...

Intermittent self-catheterisation: a person-centred approach

Some patients who are required to start ISC are already aware of the significant symptomatic impact of their urinary retention on their daily activities. These patients may be struggling with urinary...

An introduction to urodynamics: procedure and patient care

Due to the intimate nature of the investigation, it is important to be aware that patients may, understandably, be embarrassed or frightened at the prospect of UDS. The nurse can help the patient...

The impact of genitourinary syndrome of menopause on continence

‘Members of the consensus conference agreed that the term genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is a medically more accurate, all-encompassing, and publicly acceptable term than vulvovaginal...

Incontinence and swimming: helping patients to enjoy a more active life

Whatever our nursing background, we will care for people with incontinence throughout their life span..

Caring for patients with urinary incontinence-associated dermatitis

IAD has been described by Gray et al (2011) as ‘… irritant dermatitis that develops from chronic exposure to urine … attributable to multiple factors, including chemical irritants within the moisture...

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