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Urinary incontinence, which is defined as the involuntary loss of urine sufficient enough to be a problem, can occur in people of all ages. This program will discuss the types and causes of urinary incontinence, describe ways to identify and evaluate UI, and list treatment methods.

  • Agenda

  • Read the Overview and Course Objectives.
  • Study the Terminology.
  • Read the course material.
  • Complete the Learning Activity.
  • Complete the Post Test with a score of 80% or more.

    The material is organized around the following categories:

  • Introduction
  • Urinary incontinence: types and causes
  • Identifying and evaluating urinary incontinence
  • Treatment of urinary incontinence
  • Conclusion

    The purpose of this program is to provide nurses an understanding of how to recognize, assess and treat urinary incontinence in older adults.

    After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify six types of urinary incontinence.
  • Explain the three components of a basic evaluation.
  • State three types of supplemental assessments.
  • Describe ways UI can be treated through behavioral techniques.v
  • Describe ways UI can be treated through pharmacological techniques.
  • Describe ways UI can be treated through surgical techniques.

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