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CPD55m of CPD
Total Rating(s)114
First Published
Updated04 August 2019
Expires 04 August 2022
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course examines why many people may experience urinary incontinence across their lifespan, and how this symptom can be managed in order to reduce the impact it can have on the person experiencing it and those who care for them.

  • Review of genitourinary anatomy and physiology;
  • Causes and risk factors for urinary incontinence;
  • Strategies to manage urinary incontinence;
  • How to develop a targeted plan to manage symptoms.

There are millions of people worldwide living with urinary incontinence. The need for registered nurses, midwives and other health professiona;s to improve their comprehension of urinary incontinence is an imperative that will ensure people living with this symptom-based disorder are assessed and managed appropriately.


The purpose of this Course is to further your understanding of the causes of urinary incontinence, the people that are most at risk and how to assess people living with urinary incontinence in order to correctly identify the type of urinary incontinence.

Learning Outcomes
  • Use your understanding of the genitourinary anatomy and physiology to enhance patient education regarding the pathophysiology of their incontinence.
  • Identify the causes and risk factors for urinary incontinence to initiate early interventions in order to prevent the progression of the condition.
  • Effectively use an assessment tool to gather information from a person living with urinary incontinence to develop strategies to manage their condition.
  • Interpret assessment information to correctly identify the type of urinary incontinence in order to develop a targeted plan to manage symptoms.
Target Audience

This Course is relevant to registered nurses and midwives at all levels of experience, working across a variety of settings.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


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Norah Bostock is a highly qualified clinician and educator working in private practice in South Australia. Norah draws her considerable experience and expertise from both Australia and overseas. She is considered an expert in her fields of continence, clinical governance, education and training. Norah has been published both nationally and internationally and her qualifications include a master of nursing, TAE cert IV, graduate cert (health), advanced graduate diploma (business management) and advanced graduate diploma (leadership and management).

Learner Reviews

114 Total Rating(s)
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Peggyann Leopoldo
13 Oct 2019

Very in depth and informative, gives you a better understanding of the causes and symptoms.I will be able to understand what is going on with my patients.

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Leane Pilling
12 Oct 2019

Excellent, I have learnt much more. Great video.

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Jenna Monaghan
07 Oct 2019


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Hemaltha piyaratna
05 Oct 2019

Excellent video learning. Very well presented .

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Limor Weingarten
05 Oct 2019

Easy graphic explanation in understanding the renal system

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Andrea Buckley
03 Oct 2019

This was a very good overview of different types of incontinence that people can suffer from.

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Sonia Buchbach
02 Oct 2019

Excellent learning in relation to aged care nursing and tips on what you can do to improve this problem

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Michele antonino
02 Oct 2019

As per previous notes

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Jennifer Keenan
29 Sep 2019

fantastic information

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Vicki Maree Judge
28 Sep 2019

The education was beneficial and informative.