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Continence Care

Subject categories: General Health and Social Care, Nursing and Health Care

Course overview

This course has been developed to promote an awareness of effective continence care. Learners will gain the knowledge of types of incontinence and how to support individual’s within this area of personal care.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, group discussions, small group activities and DVD clips
This course has been developed and mapped to:
Royal College of Nursing: Improving Continence Care for Patients
NICE Guidelines: The Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women
And the following QCF unit:
Undertake Urethral Catheterisation Processes

Course content

What is continence?
Normal functioning of the urinary system
Types and causes of urinary incontinence
Normal functioning of the bowel
Types and causes of faecal incontinence
Diagnosis, treatment and management
Promoting dignity when supporting an individual

Learning outcomes

Outline the basic function of the urinary system
Identify different types of incontinence
Describe the causes of incontinence
Explain the risk factors for incontinence
List the tests and examinations required
Identify treatments for incontinence
Support individuals to manage their incontinence


3 hours

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