Restorative Nursing Programs for Bladder and Bowel Disorders: New Nurse CE Monograph Available

Canterbury, NH (PressExposure) May 30, 2013 -- Wellness Nursing LLC has published a monograph for independent study about restorative nursing programs in nursing home resideDiane Newman, DNP, FAAN, BCB-PMDnts with bladder and bowel disorders. Designed for nurses, the monograph is a practical guide to behavioral interventions that include fluid and diet modifications, toileting programs that are more staff-dependent, and bladder and pelvic muscle training programs which involve resident understanding and active involvement. The resolution of bowel disorders involves the use of multiple strategies that can aid in normal and regular defecation.

Nurses can obtain nursing education credits by studying the monographs and completing a post-test and evaluation at

Monograph III is one of four highly practical independent study monographs combined as a new Bladder and Bowel Master Series for longterm care nurses. The series is intended to present a structured bladder and bowel rehabilitation program to help nursing home residents progress from incontinence to continence and from constipation to regularity through guided nursing management.

According to author Diane Newman, DNP, FAAN, BCB-PMD, "Research has shown that one quarter to one third of residents will have a decrease or resolution of incontinence in response to a toileting program. The benefits of implementing a bladder and bowel training program and reducing the incidence of urinary and fecal incontinence in your facility will be felt by the facility, the nursing staff, ancillary personnel, and the residents and their families."

Learning objectives for Monograph III, Restorative Nursing Programs, include:

1. Review behavioral interventions including components of dietary and fluid modification, toileting programs, bladder training and pelvic floor muscle training.

2. Define the techniques used to facilitate voiding and bladder emptying.

3. Detail the specifics of bladder toileting programs that can be implemented in nursing homes.

4. List the components of prompted voiding for nursing home residents with incontinence.

5. Identify those residents who can be most successful with retraining programs.

6. Classify drug therapy for overactive bladder and urgency incontinence and the role of topical estrogen in women with bladder symptoms.

7. Review the components of a bowel regimen for restoration of normal bowel function.

This continuing nursing education activity offers 1.25 contact hours for the participant and was approved by the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The Bladder and Bowel Master Series complies with current regulations included in the Resident Assessment Instrument: Minimum Data Set (MDS) Version 3.0, Care Area Assessments (formerly known as Resident Assessment Protocols or RAPs) and Care Area Triggers. The Master Series also incorporates requirements of the Quality Indicators and Quality Measures, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's (CMS) guidance Tag F315.

The Bladder and Bowel Master Series was supported through an unrestricted educational grant made available by SCA Personal Care.

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