APRN Case Study: Management of Urinary Incontinence
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
- Registered Nurses
In completion of this case study, learners will know how to obtain a complete focused history for a patient presenting with UI, describe the appropriate components of an evaluation for a UI, differentiate between common types of UI, describe the appropriate behavioral and pharmacological treatment or management strategies for UI, and recognize the appropriate referral criteria.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing (HIGN), with generous funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation, developed these case studies to facilitate the transition to Adult-Gerontology APRN education as described in The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification and Education. One of the major goals of this project is to provide Primary and Acute Care Adult NP faculty, Adult CNS faculty, and other faculty who prepare NPs or CNSs to care for older adults, (e.g. FNPs, WHNPs, Women’s Health CNSs), with multiple resources and strategies to assist them in making this transition.
After viewing this case study, you will be able to:
- Obtain a complete focused history for a patient presenting with UI
- Describe appropriate components of an evaluation for UI
- Differentiate between common types of UI
- Describe appropriate behavioral and pharmacological treatment and/or management strategies for UI
- Recognize appropriate referral criteria