Professor Ian Peate OBE FRC
Editor in Chief, British Journal of Nursing
BAUN President & Urology and Continence Nurse Specialist
This workshop will provide an overview on the role of flexible cystoscopy in women. It will not only cover the common urological and urogynaecological indications, but also common findings and further treatment recommendations. Practical advice on how to perform a cystoscopy, training requirements, risk and governance considerations etc will also be discussed.
In this workshop, Sophie will summarise the process of submitting an article to an academic nursing journal. She will deliver an activity that prepares delegates for the first steps of writing an abstract, giving feedback within the session and there will be an opportunity for Q&As at the end. Each delegate will receive a writing for publication pack to take home with them. The session is tailored specifically to the submission process for MA Healthcare titles, and any delegates interested in submitting will be supported by the editorial team following the conference.
Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) is a low-risk outpatient treatment for faecal incontinence, urinary urgency, and urinary
frequency and urge incontinence. PTNS is an effective treatment for overactive bladder syndrome for those patients who have failed
to respond to conservative measures. The workshop will provide an explanation of how PTNS works, how it is performed, patient criteria
and complications. NICE Guidelines and research evidence supporting the use of PTNS in practice will be discussed.
Non-Medical Prescribing (NMP) has evolved since its inception and is now available to a wide range of healthcare professionals including nurses, physiotherapist, pharmacists, paramedics and dieticians.
The programme of study to become an NMP within the UK is rigorous, and involves a combination of theory taught curricula and supervised practice-based learning. Prescribing is a complex skill that is high risk and error prone, with many influencing factors.
Non-Medical Prescribing has been in place for nurses since 2006 and is a well-established extended qualification. There are now over 54,000 nurse and midwife prescribers across the UK with over 19,000 nurse independent and supplementary prescribers.
The impact of nonmedical prescribing can be evaluated from the perspective of NMPs themselves, other healthcare professionals and patients, and from the perspective of the outcome of their prescribing. Currently, the literature on the impact of the prescribing practices of Allied Healthcare Professionals is limited, but is increasing as evaluations of their recently acquired prescribing authority are concluded.
The available literature indicates that NMPs report that the ability to prescribe increases their job satisfaction and self-confidence, makes them more independent, and enables better use of their skills. They also report feeling that it enhances their relationships with patients. Patients report greater flexibility with appointments, continuity of care, that their conditions are better controlled, with an enhanced understanding of their medication and the perception of a more caring style of consultation.
This workshop will explore the increasing role of NMP in practice and how becoming an NMP can enhance service provision and care for patients.
The workshop will also provide an overview of the recent changes in the pre-requisites for healthcare professionals to undertake the NMP course and the new practice supervision requirements from the regulatory bodies (NMC, HCPC and GPhC).
Introduction: Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) account for up to 40% of all nosocomial infections. While clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) has substantially reduced rates of infection, CIC-associated UTIs remain as one of the most frequent complications for the patients.
Aim: We aim to differentiate between indwelling and intermittent catheter use, as they pertain to CAUTIs.
- Indwelling catheter CAUTIs
- Intermittent catheter CAUTIs
- Microorganisms at play
- Current clinical strategies
- Research strategies
- National and International strategies, including health promotion / prevention models
- Potential technologies and methods for reducing risks of CAUTIs
Conclusion: Distinguishing between CAUTIs based on conditions, symptoms, and complications of the patients can yield to more powerful clinical and research strategies to combat the disease. A collaborative approach between benchtop research and bedside practice is likely to yield the most fruitful results, especially when an iterative approach is taken to solving the CAUTI problems.