eFit – HCP: Bowel & Bladder Function
Incontinence is the inability to control excretory function leading to urinary or fecal incontinence respectively. Urinary incontinence (UI) is a prevalent condition in older adults and often they do not seek help from health care providers. Clinicians should screen for continence issues at each health encounter. A thorough assessment should take place when UI or other lower urinary tract symptoms are detected. Elements of a symptom-based assessment include a medical history, physical examination and assessment of cognitive and functional abilities. (1)
Michigan Incontinence Symptom Index (MISI):
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RNAO Transdisciplinary Patient Continence:
This series of courses provides a foundation for understanding, recognizing, assessing and managing health care concerns in the older adult. Each Lesson includes short narrated modules that focus on these four themes.
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