CPD1h 15m of CPD
Total Rating(s)15
Publish Date26 July 2016
Review Date15 April 2019
Expiry Date26 July 2019
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.

Topics include:

  • Overview
  • Pathophysiology and risk factors
  • Assessment
  • The different types of incontinence

Target audience

This VLA is designed for all nurses and midwives at all levels of experience, working across a variety of settings.


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.


There are millions of people worldwide living with urinary incontinence. The need for the health profession 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.

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


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

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).

CPD1h 15m of CPD
Total Rating(s)15
Publish Date26 July 2016
Review Date15 April 2019
Expiry Date26 July 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Continence Nursing

Further Learning

Learner Reviews


15 Total Rating(s)

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Nisha Shrestha Baidya
12 Mar 2019

very good.

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jennifer hutchinson
06 Mar 2019

Very informative

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Hilda Gaudinez
28 Feb 2019

gained new knowledge

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fiona mathews
27 Feb 2019

a topic which affects everyone - much to consider

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Pauline Webber
20 Feb 2019

A simple to follow resource of the types of urinary continence and continence assessments.

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Brydie Grossman
11 Feb 2019

Very informantive

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Chloe Mathey
23 Jan 2019

it was good to understand

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Tracy Halliburton
23 Nov 2018

She spoke to fast, it was complex and difficult to follow.

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Tanya Volzke
01 Jul 2018

Well presented

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Narelle Odwyer
30 May 2018

great VLA