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Continence management for nurses

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About the course

This short course will provide an update on continence assessment and management. Participants will learn how to assist the client to understand how incontinence occurs, its psychological impact, and what they can do to manage, improve or cure it.

The course is conducted over one day and is equivalent to 7 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours. Please note that the program may be subject to change.

Dates and locations

We are currently finalising our calendar of CPD short courses for the first half of 2017. If you would like to be informed when dates are announced, you can register for email notifications

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RN member      $187.50RN non-member      $219.50  
EN member      $153.50EN non-member      $186.00

Key learning outcomes

On completion of this course participants will be better able to:

  • Explain the causes of incontinence.
  • Discuss continence assessment.
  • Discuss and evaluate continence management strategies.
  • Explore the psychological impact of incontinence on the client.
  • Discuss support resources and services available for clients with continence issues.

Program outline




Welcome and introductions

9.30amAnatomy and physiology of the bladder
10.30amMorning tea

Continence assessment

  • importance of continence assessment
  • diagnostic tools 
1.15pmIncontinence and its causes
3.00pmAfternoon tea

Management strategies for incontinence

  • how to manage different types of incontinence
  • how incontinence can affect the psychological wellbeing of the patient
4.45pmEvaluation and finish