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Continence nurse advisor - post graduate program

Flinders University

The continence nurse advisor stream is designed to prepare registered nurses to practice as continence nurse practitioners. The stream traces the development of continence across the human lifespan, and developments in nursing assessment and management of incontinence (urinary and faecal). It offers negotiated clinical practicum which is assessed against the national competencies for continence nurse practitioners. Get more information here.

 

Nursing for continence - Module 1

Flinders University

Module 1 is a program designed for registered and enrolled nurses who wish to increase knowledge, practice and diagnostic skills in continence nursing. The program represents the merging of academic and clinical aspirations in the effort to promote continence in the wider community. The combination of academic and clinical expertise has resulted in a diverse, evidence-based program that can be applied in many settings. This program will appeal to registered and enrolled nurses working in paediatrics, women's health, midwifery, acute care, in the community and aged care. Module 1 uses a case study approach to explore legal issues, communication, critical thinking and clinical reasoning, all of which are necessary skills for the assessment and management of urinary and anal incontinence and constipation. However the focus of incontinence in this module is urinary. Faecal incontinence and a specific focus on life span issues for urinary and faecal incontience are included in Module 2. Get more information here.

 

Nursing for continence - Module 2

Flinders University

Module 2 is a program designed for registered and enrolled nurses, to build and consolidate the knowledge they developed in Module 1 to enable them to promote continence of urine in their practice setting, as well as to develop knowledge, practice and diagnostic skills in faecal incontinence. The speakers are predominantly expert nurse clinicians, with input from pharmacy and medicine. The main focus of the module is assessment and management of anal incontinence and constipation. Sexuality, catheter care, surgical and pharmaceutical management of faecal and urinary incontinence is also considered. A lifespan approach to urinary and faecal continence practice issues in relation to children, females, males and the frail aged is utilised. This program will appeal to registered and enrolled nurses working in paediatrics, women's health, midwifery, acute care, in the community and aged care. Get more information here.