Describe and explain principles underpinning the provision of specialist continence advice
Demonstrate clinical knowledge of bladder and bowel dysfunction in adults
Describe the components and practice of effective assessment and explain how to identify different types of bladder/bowel dysfunction
Design and implement effective management plans to treat the condition(s), minimise individual impact and support self-management
Explore and debate knowledge and skills required to work collaboratively with other disciplines and agencies to effectively promote bladder and bowel continence
On this course you’ll examine the principles and practice of promoting continence with people who have bladder or bowel dysfunction.
You’ll learn how to recognise and assess the common conditions experienced. You’ll develop the skills to work with adults with different types of continence problems.
You’ll also learn how to create effective management plans to treat the condition, and explore how to minimise the impact of these stigmatising conditions.
By the end of the course you’ll understand how to effectively treat the condition, and support the person to self-manage their condition.
Paradigm and principles of continence promotion with adults
Structure and function of the bladder and bowel
Experience of common bladder and bowel conditions
Bladder and bowel assessment, dysfunction identification and management planning to provide the ‘right care’ from the outset
Effective conservative interventions and how to implement with individuals
Other treatment options for bladder and/or bowel dysfunction
The course is for healthcare professionals, in particular nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. It may also be of interest to anyone experiencing bladder or bowel dysfunction.
If you are a continence professional in the UK or Ireland, the ACA are offering free upgraded access to this course to new and existing members. Please contact the ACA to take advantage of this offer.