The latest research report released by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety estimates nearly 40% of Australian aged care residents experience emotional or physical abuse or neglect.
In a year in which we saw unprecedented change to health care both here in Australia, and across the world, it is no surprise to find there was a drastic change in the way in which Australians accessed their health services and products.
When it’s hot or you’re exercising, your body will react to the heat by sweating. Sweat makes your skin moist or wet and then helps you cool down when it evaporates (changes from liquid to gas). This also means you’re losing water from your body.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has prompted healthcare professionals internationally to re-evaluate their clinical care. Urogynaecology Nurse Practitioner Julie Westaway discussed how a previously common test used with female patients is no longer suited to use within COVID Safe practice.
There are some simple things you can look for to check your bowel habits and function.
Have you ever wondered why your bladder gets really excited when you get home and put the keys in the door? Or maybe the sight of running water brings on the strong need to rush to the toilet and unfortunately, sometimes, you don’t quite make it?
Pelvic floor-modified workout you can do at home Pick up your mat and dumbbells - because that’s all you need for our home workout! This workout has been especially created
High intensity training is extremely popular, possibly because of its suggested health benefits and time savings. Exercises often included in these types of workouts are linked to urinary incontinence. What does this mean for you?
Urinary tract infections (UTI) can interfere with daily life, intimacy and even land you in hospital. What exactly are they and how can you try and avoid the nasty symptoms?
Joanne is a nurse practitioner working in aged care and continence in Canberra, ACT. She has over 25 years’ experience in continence assessment and management of adults and children with bladder and bowel dysfunction.