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CPD1h 10m of CPD
Total Rating(s)102
First Published
Updated28 July 2019
Expires 28 July 2021
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.

  • Incontinence management plan;
  • Management strategies;
  • Cognitive, behavioural and CALD considerations;
  • Evaluation and review of the management plan.

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.


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.

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.
Target Audience

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


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). See Educator Profile

Learner Reviews

102 Total Rating(s)
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Andrea Buckley
05 Dec 2019

This course was very informative to assist with managing people in the community with bowel and bladder issues.

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Mark Rosenbaum
03 Dec 2019

Great course

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Jill Pamplin
11 Nov 2019

This was excellent and very in-depth. I realise how much this doesn't actually occur and how we are failing patients in the community.

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Jean Taminaya
08 Oct 2019

Well discussed and easily understood with good examples

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Kristine s kealy
29 Sep 2019

Great VLA for community nursing and hospital. They use to clamp catheters before removal 15 minutes on and off, then use pelvic floor exercises

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Ruth Curtis
19 Sep 2019

A very thorough and clear presentation

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Jean Michael Mirtile
19 Sep 2019

Very well presented. Clear and easy to understand management plans.

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Trevor Lowe
10 Sep 2019

A good reminder that managing incontinence is not a simple issue of just selecting appropriate products but takes into account a range of issues.

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Sally mcclintock
10 Sep 2019

Was helpful and relevant

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Sally Carson
10 Sep 2019

Great very good information, engaging and helpful for my area of work. I look forward to using these new skills I have learnt from this online training.