CPD1h 10m of CPD
Total Rating(s)13
Publish Date11 August 2016
Review Date11 May 2019
Expiry Date11 August 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course covers the sensitive, yet important, topic of how to best manage urinary incontinence, both personally and in community settings such as the home and residential aged care facilities.

Topics include:

  • The management plan
  • Management strategies
  • Cognitive, behavioural and CALD considerations
  • Evaluation and review of the management plan

Target audience

All healthcare professionals at all levels of experience working across residential, primary, tertiary and community sectors.


Develop a broad knowledge base regarding the principles of managing people living with urinary incontinence. These principles can then be individually applied in practice to any person living in the community setting including the community home, primary practice and residential care.


Management of urinary incontinence in the community setting is an imperative in which health professionals play an integral role. Outcomes from urinary incontinence is indicated in the research as:

  • A predictor of falls;
  • Institutionalisation;
  • Diminished quality of life health outcomes;
  • Skin breakdown;
  • Incontinence associated dermatitis; and
  • Urinary tract infections.

In managing this symptom based disorder health professionals need to consider all aspects of the person’s life, the diagnosis made at assessment and how to tailor an individualised plan to meet the person’s needs and capabilities. Once these principles have been applied to the person then quality of life health outcomes will improve.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the key components of an individualised management plan to improve patient outcomes through targeted management strategies
  • Develop a management plan in conjunction with the patient and/or their carer to identify factors that will diminish the risk of disease progression
  • Link aspects of the management plan to success in management and/or improvement of the patient’s condition
  • Effectively review, evaluate and modify the management plan to ensure ongoing compliance and improvement to the patient’s incontinence


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

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).

CPD1h 10m of CPD
Total Rating(s)13
Publish Date11 August 2016
Review Date11 May 2019
Expiry Date11 August 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Continence Nursing
Psychosocial Considerations
Community Nursing

Further Learning

Learner Reviews


13 Total Rating(s)

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Jane Wilson
18 Mar 2019

extremely informative lecture,demonstrating the improvement in management of urinary incontinence

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Maribel Parnis
14 Mar 2019

I found the content very beneficial to my role as nurse in the community as I conduct frequent continence assessments in the community.

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Deborah Kelly
27 Feb 2019

Simple but reinforces knowledge and gives tips for future reference

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Catherine Susan Thomas
26 Feb 2019

I found this resource, up to date and comprehensive. The educator was easy to listen to. The resource reinforced that an assessment needs to be comprehensive and should be reviewed as the client's needs change. Not "set and forget". I thought it was interesting that the client should get a copy of the management plan. This is something I have never done an d will change in the future. Then the customer and their family can take "ownership" of the continence issues. Nora talked about specific CALD issues and how to best approach these. This was valuable to me as in my work I meet many different types of clients and need to know the best ways to approach CALD customers so their ContinenceManagement Plans can be appropriate to their needs.

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Pauline Webber
25 Feb 2019

A simple, concise overview of management plans for the incontinent individual.

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Dorothy-anne burrows
12 Jun 2018


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Vicki lees
26 May 2018

Very good content

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Samantha Garritt
21 May 2018


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Hind Katrib
13 May 2018

Very well presented

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Sarah Franklin
01 May 2018

This tool is a benefit to all nurses who have clients/patients that suffer from urinary incontinence.