14. Continence Management

Learning Objective:

14.1 Discuss how stroke can effect the bowel and bladder.

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Learning Objective:

14.2 Demonstrates the strategies that promote continence, independence, safety and prevent complications

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List three possible interventions to promote independence in continence and safety in your stroke patients.

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14.3 Define common complications that affect continence, such as UTI, and develop, monitor and evaluate the plan of care as appropriate.

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Create a sample plan of care to manage complications that impact continence.

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14.4 Demonstrates the ability to support and educate the stroke survivor and caregiver related to their impairment in bladder and bowel function and its management.

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Heart and Stroke Foundation Taking Action for Optimal Community and Long-term Stroke Care (TACLS) Chapter 3

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Written case study in which you outline learning needs of the stroke client related to bladder and bowel function.