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Introduction to Continence Care


Course Overview:

This course offers and introduction to continence care and is suitable for all health care workers. 


Indicative Audience:

Health Care Workers across all health care settings.


Aims of the programme:

  • Promotion of continence for patients and those in care home settings
  • Understanding of the causes of incontinence including social, physical, and medical conditions
  • Understanding fluid balance and its role in continence care
  • To describe the management of incontinence once the cause has been established


Course Content:

  • Defining continence and incontinence
  • Understanding why people become incontinent
  • Diagnosis and treatment – cause dependent
  • Holistic assessment and care planning for the incontinent patient
  • The use of urinary aids
  • The role of the health care worker
  • Record Keeping
  • Referring to a health care professional


Indicative Duration: 

1 day

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