CPD1h 10m of CPD
Total Rating(s)53
Published11 August 2016
Expires11 August 2019
Review Due11 May 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

CPD1h 10m of CPD
Total Rating(s)53
Published11 August 2016
Expires11 August 2019
Review Due11 May 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Continence Nursing
Psychosocial Considerations
Community Nursing

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53 Total Rating(s)

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04 Jul 2019

A reminder of the importance of comprehensive assessment and review of the incontinent person.

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Emily Smith
28 Jun 2019

good course

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Steven Jodrell
17 Jun 2019

The video had relevant information that i can use in my role as a nurse.

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m hely
12 Jun 2019


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Jan Robinson
06 Jun 2019

This was a very well structured course. The presenter displayed confidence in her knowledge thus transferring that to my ability to understand. I really enjoyed this learning

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Janet Christina McLean
30 May 2019


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Sherilyn May Ann Capell
25 May 2019

good. interesting. I found that there was some good information in regards to different medications and how they effect the urinary tract system, therefore effecting the individuals incontinence level.

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Renata Wissmann
25 May 2019

Very informative and educational

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Carol-Ann Russell
23 May 2019


22 May 2019