Risk Prevention

Improving patient safety in and around the operating theatre

Death and illness still exist as a result of surgical infections and human error. There are a number of factors that need to be addressed to improve patient safety including teamwork, administration and organisation, technology and product logistics.
Risk Prevention

Enhancing teamwork in operating theatres

Research carried out ten years ago showed that one in 10 hospital patients was likely to suffer an error during their hospital stay. A key recommendation, trials of which are currently underway, was that team-based training could reduce human error and improve patient safety. Find out how.
Incontinence Management

Leading an active life with bladder weakness

As urinary incontinence symptoms can be unpredictable and embarrassing, it can be hard for sufferers to lead an active life. But that doesn’t need to be the case. Discover self-help techniques and discrete products that could help patients manage their condition.
Incontinence Management

Enhancing efficacy of incontinence treatment in an ageing population.

Our ageing population has resulted in a steady increase in patients suffering with bladder incontinence. Not only is this unpleasant for those affected, it has a direct impact on health economics. Patients, carers and healthcare professionals need to work together to manage the prevention and treatment of this societal disease.
Incontinence Management

Loss of bladder control – the physical background (men and women)

Bladder control weakness affects men and women of all ages. Caused mainly by muscle weakness, there are many different forms of the condition including stress incontinence - which predominantly affects women – and overflow incontinence, which is particularly common among elderly men.
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