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253 - Continence in the Acute Care Setting

‐ Feb 28, 2015 2:15pm

Over 30 years ago, urinary incontinence was identified as a 'hazard of hospitalization'. RNs, APNs, and other members of the interdisciplinary health care team play essential roles to assist individuals in maximizing bladder control during a health crisis. Risk factors for new-onset (transient) urinary incontinence are presented. An interactive approach guides participants to explore the translation of evidence-based guidelines to the acute care setting.

Contact hours available until 2/28/17.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Planning Committee Disclosures:
Christine Bradway, PhD, RN, CRNP: Consultant/Presenter Bureau: Direct Supply Inc. and Advisory Board: Astelles

Cheryl A. LeCroy, MSN, RN: Consultant: Allergan

Speaker Disclosures:
There are no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556. 

  • Define and list risk factors for urinary incontinence with emphasis on new-onset UI.
  • Identify what older adults with new-onset UI perceive as problematic.
  • Discuss perceived faciliators and barriers to implementing evidence-based guidelines (EBG).


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