Overview - The Assessment and Management of Urinary Incontinence and Bladder Dysfunction in Adults
Urinary incontinence and bladder dysfunction is common among people of all ages, affecting about one in eight men and one in four women. This equates to approximately three to six million people in the UK. It can have numerous social and physical impacts which can be very damaging to sufferers, and is often viewed as a ‘hidden’ issue due to the embarrassment it can cause.
However, healthcare workers can make a huge difference to people’s lives, often simply by increasing patient awareness and discussing ways in which they can take control of their lives again.
As a result, this module aims to increase awareness of the main issues around bladder incontinence and provide the learner with the information needed to undertake a holistic assessment of individuals with urinary incontinence and bladder dysfunction, and initiate appropriate treatment.
On completion of this course learners will:
- Identify the main causes of urinary incontinence, and the impact on the individuals
- Outline the roles of anatomy and physiology in relation to continence
- Recognise the specific health conditions which may have an impact on bladder function
- Explain the different classifications and types of bladder dysfunction
- Define and describe them key principles of a continence assessment and treatment options
Areas covered include:
Welcome and Learning Objectives
Anatomy and physiology of the bladder
- Types and causes of incontinence
- Assessment of continence
- Treatment and management of bladder symptoms
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 3 - 4 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.
This module is targeted primarily at healthcare workers in NHS organisations who will be required to undertake assessments of individuals with urinary incontinence and bladder dysfunction. However, the information within the module would provide a useful overview of the subject to anyone working in the healthcare sector in general.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
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Very clear diagrams easy to understand more facts than long winded explanations
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Course kept me interested and focussed
illustrations supportive of learning
I liked the illustrations and the click boxes to describe the symptoms and what to look for
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Easy to navigate through the module. Appropriate information and training in relation to work. provided an increase of knowledge and skills
This course was very informative and I found it very interesting. It was easy to navigate through the course and I enjoyed it
How it Works
This is a general guide to how the system works; if you want a more detailed guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.
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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material and may also print the notes you took during the training.
You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.
The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.
The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.
Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course
The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.