Management of Urinary Incontinence in the Community
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.
IdentifyIdentify the key components of an individualised management plan to improve patient outcomes through targeted management strategies
DevelopDevelop a management plan in conjunction with the patient and/or their carer to identify factors that will diminish the risk of disease progression
LinkLink aspects of the management plan to success in management and/or improvement of the patient’s condition
EffectivelyEffectively review, evaluate and modify the management plan to ensure ongoing compliance and improvement to the patient’s incontinence
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 management plan
- Management strategies
- Cognitive, behavioural and CALD considerations
- Evaluation and review of the management plan
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;
- Diminished quality of life health outcomes;
- Skin breakdown;
- Incontinence associated dermatitis; and
- Urinary tract infections.
Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.