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The Assessment and Management of Urinary Incontinence and Bladder Dysfunction in Adults

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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

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Overview
  • Anatomy and physiology of the bladder
  • Types and causes of incontinence
  • Assessment of continence
  • Treatment and management of bladder symptoms
  • Summary

Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Certification

On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

Duration

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.

Target Audience

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Testimonials

This course was very informative and I found it very interesting. It was easy to navigate through the course and I enjoyed it.
CS 26/01/2014

Easy to navigate through the module. Appropriate information and training in relation to work. provided an increase of knowledge and skills.
LW 02/02/2014

The layout on a whole is great, very easy to use and the keywords symbol on the bottom right hand side is fantastic.
LM 17/02/2014

How straight forward and easy to get started this course was, and being able to do a bit at time.
AC 01/03/2014

I think this is informative but not too intense. Worth doing.
MP 09/02/2014

I liked the illustrations and the click boxes to describe the symptoms and what to look for.
DC 12/05/2014

Cost

£30.00 + VAT (£36.00 inc. VAT)

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On average this course contributes

3 - 4 hours towards your CPD

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