Managing Urinary Incontinence in HH

Managing Urinary Incontinence in HH 

Some of the changes that occur with aging can affect the urinary system and cause urinary incontinence, or UI. There are also risk factors and conditions that can affect urinary function. In this course you will learn about the types of UI, the impact UI can have on your patients, things that increase the risk for UI, and measures to help manage UI. The goal of this educational program is to provide non-licensed direct care workers in home health with information that can help their patients manage urinary incontinence.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Texas Health and Human Services Commission


Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health (LHH), Licensed and Certified Home Health (L&CHH). Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-MUIHH
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2026
Learning Objectives:
Identify the types of urinary incontinence and their causes.
Describe the impact that urinary incontinence can have on home health patients.
Identify at least three conditions or factors that put a person at risk for urinary incontinence.
List at least two ways that you can help patients manage urinary incontinence.

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Urinary Incontinence

What Is Urinary Incontinence?

Aging and The Urinary System

Types of Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

Overactive Bladder (OAB)

Mixed Incontinence

Overflow Incontinence

Functional Incontinence




Section 3: Risk and Management

Risk Factors and Conditions

Foods and Beverages



High BMI and Inactivity


Pregnancy and Vaginal Delivery



Brain and Spinal Column Disorders

Overall Approach to Management



Section 4: Conclusion


Course Contributor



Instructor: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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