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CPD55m of CPD
Total Rating(s)95
First Published
Updated04 August 2019
Expires04 August 2022
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course examines why many people may experience urinary incontinence across their lifespan, and how this symptom can be managed in order to reduce the impact it can have on the person experiencing it and those who care for them.

  • Review of genitourinary anatomy and physiology;
  • Causes and risk factors for urinary incontinence;
  • Strategies to manage urinary incontinence;
  • How to develop a targeted plan to manage symptoms.

There are millions of people worldwide living with urinary incontinence. The need for registered nurses, midwives and other health professiona;s to improve their comprehension of urinary incontinence is an imperative that will ensure people living with this symptom-based disorder are assessed and managed appropriately.


The purpose of this Course is to further your understanding of the causes of urinary incontinence, the people that are most at risk and how to assess people living with urinary incontinence in order to correctly identify the type of urinary incontinence.

Learning Outcomes
  • Use your understanding of the genitourinary anatomy and physiology to enhance patient education regarding the pathophysiology of their incontinence.
  • Identify the causes and risk factors for urinary incontinence to initiate early interventions in order to prevent the progression of the condition.
  • Effectively use an assessment tool to gather information from a person living with urinary incontinence to develop strategies to manage their condition.
  • Interpret assessment information to correctly identify the type of urinary incontinence in order to develop a targeted plan to manage symptoms.
Target Audience

This Course is relevant to registered nurses and midwives at all levels of experience, working across a variety of settings.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


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Norah Bostock is a highly qualified clinician and educator working in private practice in South Australia. Norah draws her considerable experience and expertise from both Australia and overseas. She is considered an expert in her fields of continence, clinical governance, education and training. Norah has been published both nationally and internationally and her qualifications include a master of nursing, TAE cert IV, graduate cert (health), advanced graduate diploma (business management), and advanced graduate diploma (leadership and management).

Learner Reviews

95 Total Rating(s)
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Jenny Baker (Gammon)
12 Sep 2019

Invaluable session worthwhile resource, I would highly recommend this learning exercise to all carers .

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Jan beck
04 Sep 2019

Good information discussed in an interesting way

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cherrilyn Clifton
02 Sep 2019

This was a great learning tool very easy to use , a great source of information.

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Katie Chapman
02 Sep 2019

This resource was a great help to me in my learning.

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Jane Possingham
29 Aug 2019

The resources I will Look up to keep updated

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Janet Davies
26 Aug 2019

Very thorough

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Darren Matthew O'Hehir
25 Aug 2019

Very nice resource. Thanks

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Trevor Mason
22 Aug 2019

Very well presented from a speaker with good presentation skills. The information was clear and concise and thorough in its depth.

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cathleen Farewell
22 Aug 2019

This topic was explained in a manner that was easy to understand and follow

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Helen Morris
20 Aug 2019

The presentation was given in an easy to understand way.