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.
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 0.5000 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Urinary Incontinence
What Is Urinary Incontinence?
Aging and The Urinary System
Types of Urinary Incontinence
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
Overactive Bladder (OAB)
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
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She 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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