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gotta go right now! bladder management in rehabilitation


Level: Intermediate

Contact Hours: Contact hours are no longer offered for this course.


Pricing & Licensure

Single User License: $109

Single UNIT License: $595

  • A unit license covers all staff of a single inpatient unit of 0-30 Beds for the life of the course.

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Course Description

Rehab Nursing Series Course 10

Focus: Assessing & Managing Bladder Problems

This is course fully reviews physiology and bladder management problems common to rehabilitation patients. Strategies for successful management of bladder problems and practice cases help develop didactic knowledge for working with the team and the patient/caregiver to develop practical bladder management programs.


Course Chapters

Chapter 1 Overview

This chapter challenges the learner to see what is already known about bladder management, using several challenges to address the truth of common beliefs and a pretest to facilitate self-assessment.

  • What do you know and believe about bladder function?

Chapter 2 Anatomy & Physiology
A thorough review of anatomy and physiology is required before understanding underlying pathophysiology and reasons for interventions. Material is reviewed in a highly interactive manner and addresses neurological and mechanical functions of the bladder.

  • It does what?

  • What is the micturition reflex?

  • What are the central and peripheral nervous system controls of bladder function?

Chapter 3 Assessment
Many patients have mixed elimination problems and a thorough assessment assists in identifying what issues need to be addressed. This course reviews detailed assessment of bladder function, noting common co-morbidities and neurological deficits.

  • What issues are contributing to bladder dysfunction?

Chapter 4 Problems
Clear identification of problems directs interventions and provides the team with an understanding of the patient's situation. This section provides a decision tree and reference grid for problem identification and solutions.

  • What problem does the patient have?

Chapter 5: Solutions: So, what are you going to do about it?
Management of elimination problems begins with understanding and utilizing some basic principles. Then, specific interventions related to the bladder problem are applied. The course reviews these concepts and provides a map for care planning development.

  • What can be done to promote genitourinary health and reduce the burden of care?

Chapters 6-8 Your Turn: June, Bud, and Gina

Three patients provide practice scenarios for the learner to solve to encourage application of skills.

Chapter 9 Posttest


Learning Outcomes:

As a result of participating in this activity, the learner will be able to pass the posttest with a score of 80% or better, demonstrating knowledge of:

  • The impact of bladder elimination problems on patients and caregivers.

  • Normal and pathophysiological functioning of the bladder.

  • Causes of bladder elimination problems and appropriate management of them.

Contact hours no longer will be provided for this course after October 1, 2019.If you would like to provide contact hours for this course at your site, contact us at for the details of the Mergener formula.

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