We speak to winner of the 2017 The International Network of SCI Nurses and Wellspect study grant: Ericaeli Nade. In this post, Ericaeli describes SCI care in her native Tanzania and her hopes for this study.Read More
"I always thought retention happened to men in their 80s, not someone my age." After almost a year of difficulty with voiding his bladder and the associated dribbling, Mark decided to see a doctor.Read More
"The most important thing is to precribe the right catheter to the right person – it's the match that matters", Diane Newman, urology nurse for over 30 years, says.
We were happy to get an interview with her at ICS.
"In pediatric care it's common to treat bladder and bowel together, in cross-functional teams - something adult care could learn from", says Dr Giovanni Mosiello, pediatric urologist, when we met with him at ICS in Florence.
Water is the only drink for a wise man, Henry David Thoreau said... and we agree!
Water supports kidney and bladder functions, helps prevent constipation, and makes it easier to maintain your weight as water reduces cravings for other more calorie-dense drinks. Water also helps those with tetraplegia to manage low blood pressure issues.
So let’s dive into the essentials!Read More
Trips to the toilet during the night, unability to completely pass urine, leakage, a constant feeling of never having fully emptied the bladder. These are common experiences for men, often endured for years, inhibiting quality of life, and creating much anxiety. A simple checkup can restore peace of mind and provide a simple and painless solution.
Watch our introduction to CIC series videos to help your patients get started with Clean Intermittent Catheterization. Gary and Vanessa will guide you through the initial phase of getting started with the therapy and Nurse Karen will give you tips and advice.
Catheter users, Krista, Eva, Mona, Mikael and Anders share some of their experiences and stories about getting started with CIC.Read More