Continence Promotion - eLearning

This course provides underpinning knowledge associated with best practice for promoting continence and supporting clients with incontinence. It also provides underpinning knowledge associated with best practice for performing safe and effective catheter care.

£2.95 + VAT


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe the atomy of urinary and digestive systems
  • Understand the need for catheterisation
  • Identify and discuss the range of available equipment
  • Discuss infection risk and how to minimise it
  • Describe hygiene and daily care routines
  • Identify which groups of people are at risk of being incontinent
  • Explain different types of urinary and faecal incontinence
  • Describe the different categories of the Bristol Stool Chart
  • List strategies to support people with incontinence
  • Identify what types of treatment may be available
  • Recognise how severe cognitive impairment can impact on incontinence


Course content:

  • Background
  • Anatomy and physiology of urinary system
  • Catheterisation
  • Indications
  • Types of catheters
  • Catheter Valves
  • Infection risk
  • Hand cleansing
  • Hygiene and daily care
  • Catheter fixation devices
  • Urine collection bags
  • Positioning
  • Taking urine samples
  • Continence
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Continence assessment
  • Types of urinary incontinence
  • Incontinence strategies
  • Incontinence treatments
  • Continence pads
  • Anatomy and physiology of lower digestive system
  • Defaecation
  • Bristol Stool Chart (and alternative examples)
  • Faecal incontinence
  • High risk factors
  • Constipation and diarrhoea
  • Management
  • Severe cognitive impairment
  • Daily care