All healthcare disciplines have a role in skilled intervention to treat continence. This seminar provides an overview of anatomy and physiology of normal voiding as well as normal function related to continence. Different types of incontinence are identified and assessment/treatment strategies are offered for each. This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to continence improvement and demonstrates roles of each team member. Emphasis is placed on completing an assessment of voiding, identifying triggers and bladder stimulants, voiding habits and patterns, and implementing individualized care approaches. This course is open captioned.
Course created on April 14, 2016
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to understand the scope and cost of UI in the elderly population.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to describe normal bladder and pelvic muscle function.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to discuss assessment and management of various types of incontinence.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to identify and implement strategies for effective behavioral treatment related to continence.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to state how to establish and facilitate a Multi-disciplinary Team Continence Improvement Program.
|5-20 Minutes||Scope of the Problem|
|20-40 Minutes||Anatomy Overview|
|40-60 Minutes||Types and Causes of Urinary Incontinence|
|60-70 Minutes||Average Bladder Function|
|70-85 Minutes||Interdisciplinary Assessment|
|85-105 Minutes||Behavioral Interventions|
|105-115 Minutes||Case Studies|
|115-120 Minutes||Q and A, Summary|
Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
Kathleen Weissberg, in her 20+ years of practice, has worked in long-term care as a researcher/educator and has established various programs in nursing facilities including palliative care and end of life care, incontinence management, falls management and dementia care and staging. She currently provides continuing education support to 6000 therapists nationwide as Director of Education for Select Rehabilitation.
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