This page will bring together all the PrescQIPP continence and stoma resources as well as showcase good practice examples of projects focusing continence and stoma. Each set of resources contains tools that can be adapted for local use before implementation.
Continence and Stoma Landscape Review
In 2016, PrescQIPP conducted a landscape review on continence and stoma services which covered things such as how services were commissioned locally, number of specialist trained staff supporting local services, prescriptions and dispensing and local formularies. 49 commissioners participated in the landscape review. The final report discusses the responses received to the questions and also looks at prescribing data where appropriate to identify any trends.
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI’s)
CAUTIs occur when germs (usually bacteria) enter the urinary tract through the urinary catheter and cause infection. CAUTIs have been associated with increased morbidity, mortality, healthcare costs, and length of stay. The risk of CAUTI can be reduced by ensuring that catheters are used only when needed and removed as soon as possible; that catheters are placed using proper aseptic technique; and that the closed sterile drainage system is maintained. This section of the webkit shares projects that have been done around managing and preventing CAUTIs.