Managing and Treating Urinary Incontinence, 2nd Edition
A must-have for nurses, social workers, and other health care professionals who work with older adults. This resource will arm you with all the available methods for successfully managing or even eliminating incontinence. Nursing staff will measurably improve the health and independence of residents or patients, and managers will reduce facility costs and staff burden.
This single, concise source provides the most essential information you need for understanding:
Types and causes of incontinence/overactive bladder
Use and care of products available for collecting or absorbing urine or feces
Efficacy of behavioral treatments, such as bladder retraining and toileting programs
Role of surgery and drug therapy in managing incontinence
Positive impact of incontinence education (valuable teaching guides and record-keeping forms provided)
Psychological, social, health, and economic implications of poorly managed incontinence
The 2nd edition contains a review of incontinence products. The CD-ROM includes assessment forms, care plans, patient teaching tools, and professional guidelines.