Details
CPD1h 10m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)43
Publish Date11 August 2016
Review Date11 May 2019
Expiry Date11 August 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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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).

Details
CPD1h 10m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)43
Publish Date11 August 2016
Review Date11 May 2019
Expiry Date11 August 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Incontinence
Continence Nursing
Psychosocial Considerations
Community Nursing
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Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.6

43 Total Rating(s)

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Marin Rajaratnam
17 May 2019

good

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Himalee Pun
13 May 2019

Good information

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Te Kuratomairangi Rakete
12 May 2019

this was an eye opener in my practice because this allowed me to take into consideration not only aged population that I work with

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Cindy Anne Cheney
12 May 2019

Informative and practical knowledge base provided covering many issues that are often overlooked, in particular barriers to providing effective continence needs such as language, culture and cognitive ability. Embarrassment experienced by those experiencing incontinence is also an important factor in developing management plans and was duly noted in this learning resource.

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Eleine Camer Alvarez
12 May 2019

very good

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Jennifer Molyneux
12 May 2019

This really reinforced some aspects that I have struggled with, and has given me the confidence to be more assertive about involving key people.

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Dianne Walsh
12 May 2019

This was a good presentation looking at various approaches to be considered.

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Zhimin Zhang
10 May 2019

Practical and clarified clearly.

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Jennifer Olson
09 May 2019

Good back to basics information.

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Lijia Fan
08 May 2019

this course just review what i have already known