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To enable Registered Nurses to further develop their knowledge and practice in the area of continence assessment and the management of incontinence in the older adult

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apply knowledge of the normal anatomy and physiology of the lower urinary tract and lower bowel that impact on Ageing processes.

undertake continence assessment and identify types of incontinence.

discuss the conservative treatment options for people experiencing urinary and faecal incontinence.

use specialty equipment and the technical skills necessary for continence assessment and treatment.

critically evaluate continence management options and practices and the implications for patient care including pharmacological options.

apply knowledge of the legal, sociocultural, ethical and nursing implications associated with supporting people experiencing incontinence.

critically evaluate literature/research and/or evidence on continence assessment and management.