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Supporting ostomy and continence care teams

Dr. Terri Porrett and Karen Tomlin highlight the results of a survey of ostomy and continence care teams and reveal how the pandemic has impacted staff and services.

They provide an insight into strategies for supporting specialist nurses during COVID-19.

Over the past eighteen months, workload demands on nurses have escalated and patients have faced delays in accessing services due to the closure of clinics, redeployment of specialist nurses, cessation of elective procedures and social distancing guidance. Nursing redeployment has meant that many specialist nursing teams have run with only skeleton staff. This is particularly relevant for ostomy and continence nursing teams, who provide a holistic approach to clinical care for patients with personal bladder and bowel conditions. For this cohort of patients, accessing timely and expert advice can be critical in managing their physical and mental wellbeing, which ultimately impacts their quality of life and independence.

Nursing redeployment

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AfPP Annual Conference 2022

University of York
8-11 September 2022

Infection 360: What's trending in infection prevention & control

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
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Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

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