Incontinence Impacts

Improve your patient's quality of life

Urinary incontinence affects mental health, self-esteem, relationships, capacity for work, exercise and travel, causing social isolation and loss of dignity.
Female doctor consult with female patient.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • INTRODUCTION

    • Does your patient experience urinary incontinence?

  2. 2
    • Stress Urinary Incontinence - History

    • Overactive Bladder - History

    • Spontaneous, Insensate or Continuous Urinary Incontinence

    • Nocturia and Nocturnal Enuresis in Adults

    • Bladder Emptying Symptoms

    • Urinary Tract Infection

    • Prolapse symptoms

    • Bowel Symptoms

    • Obstetric History and Sexual Function

    • Dietary and Lifestyle History

    • Previous Pelvic Surgery

    • Pelvic Pain

    • Other Relevant History

    • Questions: Chapter One Taking a History

  3. 3
    • Examining for Stress Urinary Incontinence

    • Examining for Prolapse

    • Evaluating Pelvic Floor Function and Basic Instruction on Exercises

    • Examination for Bladder and Pelvic Pain

    • Neurological Examination of the Perineum

    • Examination - Other

    • Bladder Diary

    • Urodynamics

    • Questions: Chapter Two Examination

  4. 4
    • Bladder Training and Timed Voiding

    • Pelvic Floor Exercises

    • Dietary Modification and Bowels

    • Vaginal Pessary for Prolapse

    • Question Chapter Three Conservative Therapy

  5. 5
    • Overactive Bladder Medication

    • Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation

    • Sacral Neuromodulation

    • Botulinum Toxin Injection

    • Questions Chapter Four OAB Therapy

  6. 6
    • Injectable Bulking Agents

    • Mesh Mid Urethral Slings

    • Fascial Slings

    • Colposuspension

    • Question Chapter Five Stress Incontinence Treatment

  7. 7
    • Underactive Bladder

    • Female Urethral Obstruction

    • Catheters

    • Question Chapter Six Urinary Retention

  8. 8
    • Incontinence in the Elderly

    • Prolapse Surgery

    • Urethral Diverticulum

    • Patients for early specialist referral

    • Question Chapter Seven

    • Thank you. Before you go..

By the end of the course you will:

  • Confidently take a history from a woman with urinary incontinence and related conditions.

  • Confidently examine a women with urinary incontinence, examine for prolapse and evaluate pelvic floor muscle contraction.

  • Understand current treatment options available to women with urinary incontinence.

  • Download patient information sheets to use in your practice.

A Message from your Instructor

  • End the Embarassment

    Over 60% of Australian patients with incontinence have not contacted a health professional. You can make a difference.

  • Expand your Knowledge

    "Considering the prevalence, incontinence doesn't get the attention it deserves in health care education. I hope to change that."

  • Better Health Care for All

    This is a self-funded passion project. No grants, sponsorship or incentives were received in its production. This course is free of ads and affiliates.

Meet your Instructor

Samantha's career goal is to provide affordable and accessible Incontinence Education to the broader Health Professional community.

Urological Surgeon

Samantha Pillay

Samantha finished school at age 16 years and commenced studying medicine at The University of Adelaide. Driven to take on challenges, despite physical limitations from congenital hip dysplasia, she became the first woman in South Australia to complete the adult Urological Surgical training program. Whilst training in urology, Samantha saw a need for a greater focus on incontinence treatments for women and a need for specialised care. Her vision was to establish a sub-specialty practice bringing the best treatments available to the women of South Australia. She became the first urologist in Australia to exclusively specialise in female and functional urology, establishing Continence Matters in 2002, subsequently building her single surgeon practice into a Centre of Excellence. Dr Pillay has served on numerous National and State boards and committees including; Chair of the Female Urology Special Advisory Group for the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand from 2007 to 2013. Samantha has devoted her career as a surgeon to treating incontinence, reducing the stigma, and educating doctors, health professionals and the community. She is a surgeon, business owner, single mother, and Amazon Best Selling author.

FAQ

  • What is the average video length?

    There are 42 videos with a total viewing time of 2 hours. They range from one to seven minutes duration, with the average video length 2 minutes and 50 seconds. Complete the course at your own pace.

  • Can I rewatch the videos?

    Your annual subscription allows you to watch the videos unlimited times.

  • Can I edit the patient information handouts?

    The patient information handouts are in word format to allow you to edit and add information relevant to your practice and region. The documents have no branding, allowing you to add your own.

  • Do I have to complete sections or questions to progress through the course?

    You can complete the course in any order you wish. The questions, designed to focus your learning, are not compulsory.

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