How Can Your Nurse Advisor Help You?. Presented by (insert name of presenter here). Role of Nurses. Help to recognise patients who have problems maintaining continence Offer help and advice to patients and relatives. How to Recognise Patients with an Overactive Bladder.
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To rule outurinary tract infection
Date: Monday 19 March
A supplementary test used to confirm urine leakage and quantify the degree of urine loss.
A behavioural approach to the treatment of the overactive bladder, which is often used in combination with drug therapy.
Chair and bed pads
Thesedo not treatthe cause of the problem.
• At best, they are a passive form of management for only one of the symptoms (i.e. urge incontinence).
Ideally, incontinence pads should be used only as atemporary or supplementarymeasure while the results of drug therapy or bladder training come into effect.
Also known asKegel exercises.
To strengthen the pelvic floor muscle and increase overall muscle tone.
Locate pelvic floor muscles
as tightly as
possible for a
Relax completely for at
least 10 seconds
Helps patient identify the correct muscle for performing Kegel exercises
Source: Biofeedback Instrument Corporation
Some patients will try to reduce the risk of leakage by restricting their fluid intake.
However, drinking too little results in concentrated urine, which itself canirritate the bladder.
Therefore, it is important that patients are encouraged to drink appropriate amount of fluids.
Step 1:Maintain appropriate fluid intake
Step 2:Practice good toilet habits
Step 3:Maintain good bowel habits
Step 4:Exercise of pelvic floor muscles