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Basic Strategies to Recommend When a Client has Incontinence (Pediatric Based)

Ivan M Hardcastle


Course Length: 2.0 contact hours (.2 AOTA CEU)
PRIMARY Presentation Category: Pediatric OT
Intended Audience: Introductory
Short Abstract:

Incontinence can affect a greater number of clients than we initially know, and when parents have questions about incontinence challenges, how do we address them? This course will cover basics of anatomy, physiology related to incontinence, basic treatment of incontinence through education, diet, and toilet positioning. Direction for further learning opportunities will also be given.

Full Abstract:

This is a class of occupational delivery for a beginner level of gathering basic evaluative information, education and treatment, and tracking for success to decrease or eliminate day and night incontinence in the pediatric population. This course is not meant to replace more in-depth training needed to treat all cases of pediatric incontinence, but is meant to be a beginner course to expose treating therapists to the need of further training and some basic tools to begin to use to benefit clients who struggle with day and night incontinence. Presentation will be in lecture format with question response available in real time, or by email if schedule does not allow. Focus of the presentation will be on education and review of base physiology and anatomy of the digestive system, base tracking and treatment tools, and an overview of more in-depth and  effective treatment techniques requiring further education (and where to get it).

Learning Objectives:
  1. Recognize the common causes of pediatric fecal and urinary incontinence, including enuresis.
  2. Recognize how to educate parents and teach simple home programs that parents can follow to increase success of the child in toileting.
  3. Identify where to obtain more specific training for increased client care and success in occupation
Educational Value:

Pediatric incontinence affects a greater number of the pediatric population than we suppose, but this is a greatly underserved area. Incontinence affects many areas of occupational performance, including home life, school participation, social participation, and mental health. Occupational therapists are in a primed position to positively affect many lives through even base level knowledge and strategies to improve or eliminate pediatric incontinence.

Company Affiliated With: Primary Therapy Source
Financial Disclosure: I have no financial interest in any technique, product, or business that may be referenced in this presentation
Non-Financial Disclosure e.g. Member of; or, No Non-Financial Disclosures: Serves on the Technical Advisory Board for the Idaho State University COTA program

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Onsite registration is available Friday, October 20th 8:00-9:00 AM and Saturday, October 21st 7:30-8:30 AM, at the registration table. Please have a credit or debit card available to complete the virtual registration, no cash or check payments will be taken.