Author(s): Ostomy & Contience Nurses Society

ISBN: 9781451194418

Published: Aug 2015

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins



This volume in the new Core Curriculum series from WOCN® covers Continence Management, and is the crucial text for nurses practicing or studying fecal and urinary continence care. It offers pathology and physiology basics in easy-to-grasp terms, while providing expert guidance on patient management. The perfect study guide for the wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) certification exams, it also provides step-by-step direction on essential nursing procedures.
 The evidence-based, easy-to-follow format of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ Core Curriculum: Continence Management facilitates your comprehension of:  
o    Urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunction
o    Physiology of normal defecation and voiding
o    Motility disorders, fecal incontinence, and bowel dysfunction in pediatric patients.
Step-by-step instruction leads you through care planning and delivery, including management of voiding dysfunction and urinary incontinence in both men and women.
o    End-of-chapter Q&As help you remember all vital points
o    Clinical pearls highlight important takeaways
o    Numerous full-color photos, diagrams, and tables aid understanding of vital topics.
Practical directions cover:
o    Assessment of UI and lower urinary tract symptoms
o    Appropriate use of containment devices, absorbent products, and indwelling catheters
o    Basic and advanced assessments of patients with urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunction
o    Overactive bladder/urgency UI and fecal incontinence - pathology, presentation, diagnosis, and management
o    Assessment and management of the neurogenic bladder
o    Caring for older patients.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ Core Curriculum: Continence Management is essential for nursing students in continence care programs; nurses caring involved in continence care; nurses in gastroenterology, urology, and surgical nursing; graduate nursing students; those seeking WOC certification or recertification; and nursing faculty.

Core Curriculum: Continence Management