This workshop introduces the learner to the elderly patient experiencing incontinence and related urologic conditions who is now living in an extended care setting. Clinicians skilled in ambulatory practices often experience uncertainty as to how to best translate their skills to the challenges of this growing population. The focus of the workshop is on strategies for tailoring urologic and continence care routinely provided in an ambulatory setting to the unique challenges of patients living in extended care settings. An overview of the extended care population as well as prevalence of various urologic related conditions are discussed. Key cognitive and functional assessments as they pertain to evaluation are reviewed and integrated as essential components of evaluation. Evidence-based management and treatment options including geropharmacology are discussed.
Contact hours available until 3/16/2016.
Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
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.Objectives:
- Recognize factors that impact urological care of geriatric patients living in extended care settings.
- Describe initial treatment for common urological problems in geriatric patients living in extended care settings.
- Discuss common prescribing problems.