A Practical Approach to Incontinence and Constipation: Taking the Distress Out of Elimination
This presentation explores the care of two common problems encountered by the nursing home resident - urinary incontinence and constipation. The presenter will highlight behavioral (or non-pharmacological) approaches in management, primarily addressing nutrition, fluids, habits, and activity, in addition to the typical medication based approach.
T.S. Dharmarajan, MD
- Discuss the prevalence and dilemmas related to two common problems affecting residents in the nursing home setting: urinary incontinence and constipation.
- Recognize the etiological factors and predisposition to urinary incontinence and constipation in residents of long term care.
- Identify the different types of transient and persistent urinary incontinence, and related management (both behavior modification and pharmacological approaches).
- Discuss the causes of constipation, and related management (both behavior modification and pharmacological approaches).
- Ensure that providers are comfortable in dealing with the two topics and are able to comprehend the cases provided at the end of the presentation.
1.5 CME, 1.5 CMD clinical
CME/CMD Credits available until September 2017