Bladder and bowel self-management: theory, tools and practice

Workshop 9

Workshop Schedule

09:00

Cara Tannenbaum

09:10

Francine Cheater

09:25

Jo Booth

09:40

Mary Wilde

09:55

Donna Bliss

10:10

All

10:30

None

11:00

Donna Bliss
Jo Booth
Francine Cheater
Cara Tannenbaum
Mary Wilde

Aims & Objectives

Basic
180 minutes
Rehabilitation & Conservative Treatments
Urinary incontinence/LUTS Self-management Bowel incontinence
Nurses, Physicians, Physical Therapists, Researchers
There is a growing need for healthcare interventions that provide individuals with the self-management support they need to take on healthy behaviors and effectively manage their urine and bowel conditions from day to day. This workshop explores the theory behind self-management, and reviews its application to urinary and bowel incontinence, as well as catheter management and other lower urinary tract symptoms (nocturia, urinary frequency). The speakers will address the latest evidence and recent emergence of various paper and on-line tools available to aid patients in self-managing bladder and bowel dysfunction. Case examples will be discussed in an interactive format.