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NUR184 - Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly (1.5 HR)

Purpose: Nurses working with the elderly will review and update their skills for managing urinary incontinence. Objectives: 1.     Summarize the prevalence and incidence of urinary incontinence.  2.  Review the types of urinary incontinence.  3.  Discuss appropriate assessment processes for people with urinary incontinence.  4.  List risk factors for urinary incontinence.  5.  Explain tests to diagnose the causes of urinary incontinence.  6. Review incontinence management programs for use in long-term care facilities and home care settings.  7. Review guidelines for a urinary incontinence program in long-term care.  8. List three types of toileting management.  9.  Explain appropriate prevention, treatment, and nursing management techniques. Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.5 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.