At the end of the session, the participant will have:
- An increased knowledge about factors contributing to continence and incontinence.
- An increased knowledge of the anatomy of the pelvic floor.
- Experienced a contraction of the pelvic floor muscles.
- Knowledge of how to perform pelvic floor exercises.
- An increased knowledge of good bladder and bowel habits.
This session may be facilitated by a continence nurse, physiotherapist or respiratory nurse.
– Definition of incontinence (bladder and bowel).
– Incidence of incontinence.
|Types of incontinence: Stress, urge, overflow, functional, reflex.|
Symptoms of underlying problem.
|Model / diagram of pelvic floor.
Brochures for the Continence Foundation of Australia and the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
|Risk factors and causes.|
Link with respiratory disease.
|Weak pelvic floor muscles:|
– Child birth.
– Prostate disease.
– Chronic cough.
– Changes in hormone levels with menopause.
– heavy lifting
|Brochures for the Continence Foundation of Australia.
|Management and treatment techniques.||Pelvic floor exercises.|
– Evacuation routine.
– Reduced waiting time.
– Squatting position.
|Brochures from the Continence Foundation of Australia. Continence Australia|
|Product schemes.||Method and criteria of application for Department of Veteran’s Affairs’ aids and equipment program.|
Medical aids & equipment subsidy scheme for relevant state.
|Services and support groups.||National Continence Helpline.|
Local Continence Nurse Advisors.
Community Health Centre.
|Contact details of local services providers. Contact the Continence Foundation of Australia at http://www.continence.org.au|
|Summary and questions.|