Gerontological Nursing – 2 credit undergraduate course Page 10 of 20
Week 5: Urinary and fecal incontinence
Gerontologic Nursing, 2nd edition Chapter 25: Gastrointestinal Function, page 550 Chapter 26: Urinary Function, pages 586-600
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Learning Objectives: Describe normal age-related anatomical/physiological changes in the urinary/renal system and functional implications Identify the prevalence of urinary incontinence and the risk factors associated with involuntary loss of urine Identify causes of transient incontinence Identify the types of persistent urinary incontinence, with associated signs and symptoms Identify assessment options for urinary incontinence Identify treatment options for urinary incontinence Identify consequences of incontinence for the older adults Assess the appropriate use of indwelling urinary catheters
Normal age-related changes in urinary structure and function
Prevalence of urinary incontinence
Transient causes of incontinence
Types of urinary incontinence & related signs/symptoms
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