About Incontinence Awareness
A training course for staff working in a care setting. This training ensures learners understand incontinence and its impact on the individuals affected. Candidates will also learn the causes of different types of incontinence and the best ways to manage it.
How long will this course take?
This course is 2 hours and it is spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is recommended for care staff in all settings.
What are the main points covered?
The course covers many aspects, such as the definition of incontinence, how to help people that suffer from it, what are some treatments available and developing management plans for it.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Incontinence Awareness Course Outline
- What does incontinence mean?
- Common causes of incontinence.
- Understanding different types of incontinence.
- Identifying the assistance available when managing incontinence.
- Risks associated with male and female sufferers.
- Medicines and treatment.
- Developing management plans.
Incontinence Awareness FAQs
What is incontinence?
Incontinence is a term that describes an involuntary or accidental loss of urine from the bladder or bowel motion and wind from the bowel. Incontinence can be treated and managed.
Who is this course for?
The training is designed for staff in a range of care settings and ensures candidates understand how incontinence can impact the affected individual. It is ideal for carers that are directly involved in personal care. It is also relevant to those dealing with patients in a care home or domestic setting.
Are there risks associated with incontinence?
Yes, there are physical and emotional risks to the patient due to incontinence. These include skin problems (rashes, infections and sores), urinary tract infections and negative impacts on their social life.
What will I learn in the course?
Attendees on the course will learn the common causes of incontinence and gain an understanding of the kinds of issues they will face. They will look at the differing risks to male and female suffers and gain valuable insight into the types of medicine, management plans, and assistance available to those with the condition.