1h 10m
Norah Bostock
11 Aug 2016

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.


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


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).


Dorothy-anne burrows12 Jun 2018

Vicki lees26 May 2018
Very good content

Samantha Garritt21 May 2018

Hind Katrib13 May 2018
Very well presented

Sarah Franklin01 May 2018
This tool is a benefit to all nurses who have clients/patients that suffer from urinary incontinence.

Kayla Smith01 May 2018

Mustapha Nshimiyimana09 Mar 2018
very informative, evidence based and practical

Marcella Brown10 Feb 2018
Topic relevant to all nurses, reminded me to go back to basics and remember fluid intake, constipation and mobility issues.

Catherine Fitzgerald 28 Jan 2018
covered a lot of good information

Course Overview

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.

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.

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