QCMP is a Continence Nurse Advisory Service based in South East Queensland offering specialised continence services to the disability and aged care sectors.
Our mission is simple: give our clients the support, education, tools and resources that they need to regain control of their life by meeting their continence needs.
......AND THE GOOD NEWS IS WE TRAVEL TO YOU!
Services that we provide:
Continence Assessments and funding applications
Bladder Scanning to determine residual bladder volumes
Bowel Management - including stoma care and trans-anal irrigation
Continence related training and education
No two people are the same!
Through a detailed assessment we can determine the type of incontinence that you have and help you reach your goals by offering recommendations and collaborating with other services if required.
This will require looking at your existing bowel and bladder habits, medical history, medications, diet and fluid intake along with your environment and any equipment and/or products currently being used.
When it comes to choosing the right product for you we will even organise samples for you to trial to ensure that you are totally happy before committing.
We use our skills and knowledge to let you know what is available to help YOU choose the best solution for your incontinence problem.
Once we have found the best solution to meet your needs, we can explore a number of funding options and complete the application together.
We will liaise with your GP, urologist or anyone else you want involved in your care to ensure that we are all on the same page and you are recieving constistent support to meet your needs.
What you need to know
Q. Can I get my continence aids for free?
A. There are several state and federal funded subsidy schemes that you may be eligible for, this will form part of your assessment and we can talk through the options available with you. However if you are an NDIS or Home Care Package recipient then we can request for your aids to come out of your existing funding.
Q.How long does a continence assessment take?
A. This varies from person to person, but generally the first face to face part of the assessment takes 1 hour on average, however there is a lot more work behind the scenes such as organising samples, liaising with your coordinator, GP/ Specialist etc, and then a second follow up visit/ call is required to determine the suitability of the product trial selected and application for funding . A good guide is to allow 4-5 hours of funding for all of the work involved. This will be covered in the service agreement
Q. What happens if I have to cancel the appointment?
A. No problem at all - as long as it is more than 48 hours in advance of the appointment then there will be no cost to you. However, if the appointment is cancelled within 48 hours (including a no show), you will still be charged for the service as outlined in the service agreement.