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Details
CPD1h 10m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)82
First Published11 August 2016
Updated28 July 2019
Expires28 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.

Topics

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

Need

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.

Purpose

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.

Disclosure

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.

Educator

Portrait of Norah Bostock
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).

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The Ausmed Education Learning Centre is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider number is P0342.

Details
CPD1h 10m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)82
First Published11 August 2016
Updated28 July 2019
Expires28 July 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Incontinence
Continence Nursing
Psychosocial Considerations
Community Nursing
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

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4.5

82 Total Rating(s)

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Andrea Darville
21 Aug 2019

Great learning activity

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ruja Burma
20 Aug 2019

excellent and informative

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Susan K March
20 Aug 2019

Well presented. I was hoping for something surrounding pregnancy as well.

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Susan May
19 Aug 2019

great coverage of all aspects of incontinence care

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carol kelly-moore
19 Aug 2019

The education package was informative and explained in a professional manner that was easy to understand. Management of urinary incontinence in Aged Care is part of my role as a Registered Nurse working in Aged Care.

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Anne Lenert
19 Aug 2019

Very good VLA - comprehensive and easy to follow.

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Natsuko Okai
17 Aug 2019

Good module but little bit long

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Edwards Sandra
17 Aug 2019

This was an interesting video I didn't realise there was so many other forms of incontinence it helps better understand to issues

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Carol Wright
14 Aug 2019

Good information to assist clients including the importance of a mangement plan.

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Susan Breuer
13 Aug 2019

Excellent video for community nursing