Management of Urinary Incontinence

1h 10m
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Provider Number PO342.

CPD1h 10m of CPD
First Published
Updated06 November 2022
Expires 27 November 2025
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Ausmed 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 cultural considerations
  • Evaluation and review of the management plan

Management of urinary incontinence in the community setting is an imperative in which healthcare 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
  • Urinary tract infections.

In managing this symptom-based disorder, healthcare 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
  1. Identify the key components of an individualised management plan to improve patient outcomes through targeted management strategies.
  2. Develop a management plan in conjunction with the patient and/or their carer to identify factors that will diminish the risk of disease progression.
  3. Link aspects of the management plan to success in management and/or improvement of the patient’s condition.
  4. 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 View profile
Norah Bostock is a clinician and educator working in private practice in South Australia. She has been published both nationally and internationally, writing on topics that include continence, clinical governance, education and training.
CPD time1h 10m
First Published
Updated06 November 2022
27 November 2025
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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