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Bladder Control Basics: Adult and Geriatric

presented by Cynthia E. Neville, PT, DPT, WCS

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Urinary incontinence (UI) is a worldwide problem associated with negative rehabilitation outcomes for adults with a wide range of orthopedic and neurologic diagnoses and across the spectrum of rehabilitation settings. This course examines the epidemiology and physiology of adult bladder control and changes that occur with aging. Bladder control problems are explained and their impact is discussed. Participants will learn how to identify bladder control problems in their patients.

Meet Your Instructor

Cynthia E. Neville, PT, DPT, WCS

Dr. Cynthia (Cindy) Neville is an assistant professor of physical therapy at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida. She is a women's health clinical specialist (WCS), board-certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Her outpatient clinical practice at Mayo Clinic Florida primarily serves women and men with pelvic floor disorders.…

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1. Bladder Control Basics

The first chapter in this course explains the physiology of normal bladder control. Participants will also learn the changes that occur in bladder physiology as a result of aging.

2. What are Bladder Control Problems?

In Chapter Two, Dr. Neville describes the etiology of bladder control problems of urgency and incontinence.

3. Who is Affected?

Who is affected by bladder control problems? Chapter Three discusses the epidemiology of bladder control problems, especially in relation to rehabilitation populations.

4. What is the Impact of Bladder Control Problems on Function and Rehabilitation Outcomes?

In this chapter, participants will explore the impact of bladder control problems on rehabilitation outcomes.

5. How Do I Identify Bladder Control Problems?

The final chapter in this course describes how to identify bladder control problems in adults and elders.

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