Under catheter care, our nurses provide general care, urinary catheter changes, colostomy, and management. We include simple to complex wound care practices under the wound care management system.
Disability support services and continence management are offered to clients to support them with pull-ups and absorbent aids, disposable pads, catheters, and urinary drainage appliances, bedpans, commode chairs, urinals, managing continence aids, etc.
It consists of applying negative pressure wound care therapy, compression stockings, or compression bandaging.
When you say management, it’s all about pre-planning. It is the stage that you work on before your first planning meeting. During the planning phase, it is essential to include continence; otherwise, it will get missed altogether while we provide you with our catheter care services.
Being your NDIA planner and community nursing care partner, we will ask you for a continence assessment and follow-up review; the overall duration of the therapy ranges from five to seven hours. This is to get approval for your NDIS plan, including assistive technology or individual treatment/assessment.
There are specific suggestions that you need to look at before participating; a few of those are as follows –
For continence assessment, the support must be funded under the capacity-building practice that enhances the standard of living. A comprehensive continence assessment is not a cakewalk; it takes time. You will need at least 4 hours for a complete evaluation, report, and product prescription. You may require additional hours if your needs are complex or include multiple products or travel. In the initial report, a continence therapy/plan is recommended.
To improve your continence status, participation & additional hours will be required.
The role of the continence nurse is to provide expert care to patients with fecal/urinary incontinence by performing a limited physical examination and a focused assessment to bring out synthesizing data so that a care plan can be developed and evaluations can be done as per the requirements.
For more information regarding catheter care, please get in touch with us at [email protected] We will be happy to assist you with our catheter care services.