Bladder & Bowel Assessment, and Light Incontinence Project


Two related Quality Improvement projects were undertaken focussed around improving the assessment and treatment pathway for bladder and bowel patients, to reduce reliance on containment products, namely single use disposable pads.
Both projects are summarised in this case study and provide an excellent example of how Quality Improvement projects contribute to our aim to develop low carbon care pathways, one of the key themes of the Climate Emergency Strategy, by reducing the use of single use items.
Zero carbon = Zero waste, and this is the area where most clinical staff can have the greatest impact through introducing changes to models of care.