Neurogenic Bladder Management and Nursing Care

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Neurogenic bladder is the overlying term for a variety of urinary dysfunctions caused by a disease or an injury that has disrupted normal neurological functioning. Depending on the nerve damage experienced by the individual, their bladder may become overactive (spastic) or underactive (flaccid).

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Normal bladder function relies on information travelling through neural pathways from the cerebral cortex through the spinal cord to the bladder to coordinate normal micturition and urinary continence. When this pathway is damaged, it can result in loss of bladder sensation and also the loss of coordination between the urethral sphincter and its muscles.


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Sally Moyle
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Educator
Sally Moyle is a rehabilitation nurse educator with Epworth HealthCare. She has completed her masters of nursing (clinical nursing and teaching) and has experience in many nursing sectors including rehabilitation, orthopaedic, neurosurgery, emergency, aged care and general surgery. Sally is passionate about education in nursing in order to produce the best nurses possible.
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Ramandeep Kaur
21 Apr 2021
Evangeline Leon
12 Dec 2020
Excellent and informative study
Maria woods
15 Dec 2020
Health professionals should gain basic knowledge of bladder problems , it can cause much distress to patients if nurses dont understand their problem.
Linda Robertson
27 Jun 2021
Great resource and refresher.
Haley Fawcett
16 Mar 2021
Relevant succinct course
Bina Baniya
20 Mar 2021
Pamela Boyd
05 Jul 2023
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Danielle Wilby
09 Dec 2020
Good source of knowedge which has opened my eyes to the different reasons for incontinence and exactly what a neurgenic bladder is which I did not know previously.
Helen Connor
25 Mar 2021
Well written
Lynn Tan
08 Dec 2023
Informative, new knowledge gained
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