Restorative Nursing: Bowel and Bladder for Nursing Assistants

Restorative Nursing: Bowel and Bladder for Nursing Assistants 

Urinary and bowel incontinence is a serious problem that affects the physical and mental health of many older adults. It is a treatable symptom of an underlying condition. The appropriate management of incontinence can have results ranging from a reduction in incontinent episodes to complete continence. Unfortunately, many residents are not adequately assessed and treated for urinary and bowel incontinence which leads to a decrease in a resident’s quality of life.
To improve residents’ quality of life and well-being, it is important for you to understand your role in restorative nursing care in tracking of bowel and bladder incontinence. In this course, you will learn about factors that affect the bowel and bladder with aging, the assessment process to determine appropriate bowel and bladder programs and the benefits of an effective program. Finally, you will learn how you follow a restorative bowel and bladder program to manage or eliminate incontinence.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are an LPN taking this course, it is important to remember that you are NOT allowed to assess but rather can collect data. In this course, the use of any form of the term assess also refers to the collection of data.



$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-RNBBNA-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

1.0 HOURS


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

1.0 HOURS


California Department of Public Health (CNA)

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Department of Public Health, Provider # NAC7001.

The certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four (4) years after the course is completed.

This learning activity meets the definition of *** ONLINE *** CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CE1729994

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-RNBBNA-V2
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
List 3 things that affect the bowel or bladder with aging.
Describe the assessment process for bowel and bladder programs.
List 2 types of bowel and bladder plans.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Aging Bowel and Bladder

Topic Description

Aging

What Is Normal?

Overview of Restorative Bowel and Bladder Programs

Regulatory Oversight

Your Role in Maintaining Dignity and Respect

Review

Summary

Section 3: Assessment

Topic Description

Fact or Fiction

Your Role During the Assessment Period

Fact or Fiction

A Note About Caffeine

Data and the Plan

Review

Summary

Section 4: Bowel and Bladder Programs

Identifying and Removing Barriers

Using Information to Make a Program

Incontinence Management

Fact or Fiction

Components of Incontinence Management Programs

Fact or Fiction

Bladder Retraining

Resisting the Urge

Kegel Exercises

Special Treatments

Catheters

Bowel Management

Constipation

Fiber and Fluids

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Bowel Programs

Review

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: Barbara Acello, RN
Barbara Acello is an independent nurse consultant and educator in Denton, Texas. She is a member of the Texas Nurses' Association, NANDA International, and American College of Healthcare Administrators (ACHCA). She is the recipient of the 2006 ACHCA education award and 2008 ACHCA journalism award. She has assisted in writing and developing mandatory state curricula for nurse aides and EMTs, and has written and contributed to numerous textbooks, instructor guides, quick reference guides, and supplemental instructional material for health care personnel. Geriatrics is her preferred area of clinical practice, and she is committed to improving working conditions, education, and professionalism for personnel in the long term care industry. Resident safety, pain assessment and management, restraints, pressure ulcers, and infection control are subspecialty areas of her practice. Disclosure: Barbara Acello, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Kellerman MSN, RN started in nursing in 2007 after graduating from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. While working in a critical care unit at Sutter Mills-Peninsula Hospital she earned her CCRN and TNCC. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college while working to receive her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as subject matter expert and content writer for Relias. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Direct Care Workers; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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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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