Many patients for whom English is a second language will revert back to their native tongue and require extra support.
Too often people living with dementia are assumed to be incontinent.
Here we see a patient’s requests being ignored as ‘he has a buzzer’.
We have observed that some nurses think that patients deliberately exhibit behaviours to antagonise them.
Continence care is about more than just keeping the patient clean.
When assessing elimination be sure that your patient understands the question.
We found a lot of unnecessary use of pads based on assumptions.
This short video depicts both men and women using terms for going to the toilet. It is designed to give insight into the many phrases, some of which can be seen as crude, that are used.
We have so many words for ‘going to the toilet’ it makes sense to check what it is!
Here we see a patient who is able to mobilise with help but ends up in a chair.