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Continence Management

Incontinence is an under diagnosed problem in Australia, affecting all age groups from early childhood to the elderly and can be the cause of shame, embarrassment, depression and loss of self-esteem.

This course provides guidance on the assessment and management of urinary and faecal incontinence.

Learning Objectives:          

List the causative factors behind incontinence and describe the biology of the bodily excretion functions and the varying aspects of urinary and faecal incontinence·         Examine the reason for the need for regular urinary and faecal continence assessments for consumers of care/services·        

  • Acknowledge how the role of ACFI links with continence management in Aged Care Facilities
  • Ensure appropriate evaluation of continence plans are consistent with the consumers assessed needs
  • Ensure each consumers hygiene and toileting care maintains privacy so far as is practicable   
  • Describe how faecal and urinary continence management plans assist in the general care process
  • Demonstrate your role effectively, as a care worker, in this process


Course Code: CLICM

Standards Incorporated in this Course: 3&8