What makes up a continence assessment?
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
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What makes up a continence assessment?

Presenter Sandra Ilett - Continence Nurse

Sandra Ilett is a Registered Nurse and Midwife and for the past 20 years has worked as a Continence Nurse. She also has a Bachelor of Health (Child Health) and a Graduate Certificate (Continence).

Sandra works in private practice as a sole provider in a home visit service within a 100km radius of where she lives near Childers. This continence care is provided to clients of any age through the lifespan.  

Sandra also works one day per week as a Practice Nurse for Childers Family Medicine.

Course Content

Incontinence of urine can be a very socially disabling condition. There can also be physical, psychological and financial ramifications.

Incontinence is a symptom of an underlying condition, it is not a disease itself. There is always a cause for the problem.

Assessment of incontinence is the first step in providing care for a person suffering from incontinence.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the importance of assessment of urinary incontinence in an adult
  • Understand what can cause incontinence
  • List the essential components of an assessment
  • Be able to adapt the components to suit the clients in your own care