What is an ICS Education Module?
An ICS education module is an ICS endorsed standard that includes educational materials, published article and a video presented by an ICS member.
Purpose of ICS Education Modules?
The ICS is seeking to develop and distribute high quality global health educational modules; define standards and competencies in health education; and addresses the needs of students, educators, and trainees as they seek to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to become healthcare leaders.
What is included?
Each module consist of a PowerPoint, available for download, a video and a peer reviewed published article.
Who are these modules for?
The modules have been created to be used by educators around the world who can download the ICS module and present this to their students/colleagues. It is also expected that when an ICS speaker is invited to speak at an educational course or guest lecture the educational modules are used to provide the standardised educational content.
Professor Mary H. Wilde is a nurse at the University of Rochester, N.Y., with extensive experience in community health nursing practice, teaching, and research for more than 40 years. Her research has focused on working with people with chronic urinary retention who require long-term bladder drainage, particularly those with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, or other neurogenic bladder problems. She has conducted seven studies with people using permanent indwelling urinary catheters and two with those using intermittent catheters. Recently she completed a randomized year-long clinical trial over 5 years (2008-13) using a urinary diary and educational booklet, combined with home visits by study nurses. The goal was to provide information and support for improved self-management to decrease catheter related problems and to improve quality of life. The study was conducted in the greater New York City area in conjunction with colleagues at the Visiting Nurse Service in NY (City) as well as in Central and Western New York State, U.S.A. Professor Wilde’s most recent research (2013-16) has been with people who had a spinal cord injury and use an intermittent catheter. This exploratory and feasibility study used a web-based application, supported by phone calls from study nurses and online peer forums. The U. S. National Institutes of Research/National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH/NINR) funded studies are: Self-Management of Urine Flow in Long-term Urinary Catheter Users, NIH/NINR:R01NR0105531 and A Web-Based Self-Management Intervention for Intermittent Urinary Catheter Users, NIH/NINR: R21 NR012763. Professor Wilde provides a 3 minute video introduction followed by three presentations (with voice over) of between 16-20 minutes. The presentations are on Best Practices for Urinary Catheters, Self-Management in People with Indwelling Catheters, and Self-Management in People with Intermittent Catheters.
All of the educational materials for the two catheter studies were created at the University of Rochester, School of Nursing, in Rochester, N.Y., U.S.A. A copyright license to the materials is available from the University of Rochester for use in research or as a clinical tool to improve health. Due to the U.S. National Institutes of Health regulations, these products of research are not available for commercial purposes. The educational materials mentioned in her presentations are available through contacting Professor Wilde by email and obtaining a no-cost contract through the University of Rochester’s Intellectual Property (IP) Department. Before you decide whether you want to use any of these materials, she will send you a copy to review, and if you are interested she will direct you to the University IP Department. Please let her know what you would like to consider for your practice or research:
- Educational booklet and/or urinary diary in Word format for self-management in people with indwelling catheters.
- Educational booklet in Word format for self-management in people with an intermittent catheter. Her urinary diary for people with intermittent catheters is available only for web use, but you may obtain the codes for that also.
Copyright information and access: These will be available at no charge through the Intellectual Property division of the University of Rochester. The license is based on the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. License terms are available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode. The licensee could then modify it to meet their evolving needs, and future versions may thus evolve significantly beyond the original products. For more information, please email the Principal Investigator, Mary H. Wilde, PhD, RN.: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the Library Page for more information describing the educational materials available from Professor Wilde.