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Doylestown, PA, United States, 2008/11/04 - Despite the many ads about “overactive bladder” and incontinence pads, it’s still hard for patients to discuss urinary incontinence (UI), meaning too often they go untreated.
American Nurse Today has given nurses the tool they need to help patients with UI with the continuing education (CE) program: “Urinary incontinence: No one should suffer in silence.”
“Many people would rather suffer silently than discuss their urinary incontinence,” explains author Vicki Johnson, PhD, RN, CUCNS. “If nurses don’t’ raise the topic with patients at risk for incontinence, they probably won’t talk about it.”
Johnson discusses types and causes of UI, patient assessment, and treatment. Content is specific and “real world”, making it easy for nurses to apply in their practice. For example, Johnson gives readers a handy list of questions for assessing the patient with UI. Pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies are summarized in tables nurses can keep for future reference.
“It’s estimated that 25 million Americans have either chronic or transient urinary incontinence,” says Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, FAAN, NEA-BC, Editor-in-Chief of American Nurse Today. “That can lead to depression and isolation. Vicki’s article provides a framework for helping patients, who may incorrectly think incontinence is a normal part of aging.” Johnson is an assistant professor at the University of Alabama School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
American Nurse Today reaches 175,000 nurses including 160,000 members of the American Nurses Association (ANA). In addition to keeping nurses abreast of ANA’s advocacy for the profession, American Nurse Today provides valuable, peer-reviewed, evidence based clinical, practical and career information that nurses can assimilate into their busy practices immediately.
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