Promoting Continence

5 Hours

  • Define incontinence
  • Describe the possible impact, including psychological and social impact, of incontinence on an older person, recognising it is unique to each individual person.
  • Develop a very basic awareness of the anatomy and physiology of the bladder, bowel and urinary tract
  • Identify the types of urinary incontinence.
  • Describe the common causes of urinary and faecal incontinence
  • Identify the process of holistic assessment to identify causative factors of incontinence
  • Describe strategies to promote continence using a person-centred approach
  • Recognise the relationship between dignity and promoting continence
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