Time: 03:30PM – 03:50PM
Topic: Infection Risk – What the RCN are doing to help improve practice
Brief presentation description:
Update on current guidelines on catheterisation, bowel care and infection prevention at the RCN
I am an RGN and RN (Child) with a specialist diploma in urology nursing and have worked in a variety of NHS and Private sector organisations for the past 3 decades. I have spent a lot of my career in roles that focused on renal, stoma or urology and have completed specialist courses in these areas. My Current role is Lead CNS for Bladder & Bowel Service in Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust
I have been an active member of the EAUN for several years, contributing to the development, writing and publication of 3 specialist guidelines, the most recent on ISC that was launched in 2013.
In April 2014 I was elected Chair of the Yorkshire ACA.
I have published several articles in British Nursing Journals on bladder and bowel related issues. I have also been fortunate to be an invited speaker at several national (and on occasion international) study events.
I was involved in the working group that published the NICE guidance on UTIs in Adults in 2015 (Quality Standard 90). I also currently attend several groups that aim to improve standards in the bladder and bowel care at the local, regional and national level.
For the past couple of years I have been an elected member of the RCN Continence Forum Committee and recently led on the review of the RCN catheter guidelines.