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Fecal and Urinary Incontinence Overview

The purpose of this educational activity is to enable the learner to identify best practices for management of fecal and urinary incontinence.


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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify two (2) ways that incontinence impacts older adults.
  2. Identify two (2) risk factors for incontinence.
  3. Select two (2) treatment options for urinary incontinence.

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge about fecal and urinary incontinence by passing a quiz with 85% or greater accuracy.


Lois, Platt, MSN, RN

Ms. Platt has had extensive experience in a variety
of health care settings, including as Staff Development Coordinator in a Long-Term Care facility in Arizona.  She also worked as a Term Assistant Professor of Nursing for the University of
Alaska Anchorage AAS Nursing Program for many years as well as coordinating and teaching the Certified Nursing Assistant Program in Valdez, Alaska.  Prior to entering nursing education, Ms.
Platt worked in both staff nurse and Clinical Resource Manager positions in a small Critical Access Hospital in rural Alaska. Her work experience also includes staff and charge nurse positions in an
Intensive Care Unit in Connecticut.  Ms. Platt obtained a Diploma in nursing from Joseph Lawrence School of Nursing in New London, Connecticut; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut; and a Master of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska.

Fecal and Urinary Incontinence Overview - Healthcare Academy
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Fecal and Urinary Incontinence Overview


As older adults frequently experience both fecal and urinary incontinence, it is important for the nurse to be familiar with the risks and complications as well as treatment and management of both conditions.  This educational activity discusses risk factors, etiology, symptoms, and best practices for nursing management of both urinary and fecal incontinence.  The target audience for this educational activity is nurses.

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