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 the health profession 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.
- 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
This Course is designed for all registered nurses and midwives at all levels of experience, working across a variety of settings who may be interested in or required to support people living with urinary 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.
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).
The Ausmed Education Learning Centre is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centre's Commission on Accreditation. Provider number is P0342.