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Continence Tools for Residential Aged Care

Deakin University have completed trialling this set of standard continence screening, assessment and management tools for use by workers in residential aged care homes. The tools, which were developed in an earlier project by the University, provide a structured process to assist a range of workers in these homes, to conduct an individualised assessment of a resident's continence status and implement a management plan if required.

These evidence based continence tools and resources provide guidance for Residential Aged Care Staff for the assessment and management of incontinence in residential aged care.

  • Screen the residents for continence problems
  • Assess the resident's continence
  • Plan for continence care
  • Implement the care plan
  • Review the resident's continence status

Developed by researchers from the Schools of Nursing, Deakin University and funded under the National Continence Management Strategy.

Continence Tools for Residential Aged Care

  • Continence Assessment Form and Care Plan (currently unavailable - under review) 
  • Continence Review Form (currently unavailable - under review)
  • Continence Screening Form (currently unavailable - under review)
  • Monthly Bowel Chart (currently unavailable - under review)
  • Seven Day Bowel Chart (currently unavailable - under review)
  • Continence Management Flow Chart (currently unavailable - under review)
  • Three Day Bladder Chart (currently unavailable - under review)

Continence Tools for Residential Aged Care Resources

  • Continence Tools for Residential Aged Care: An Education Guide (currently unavailable - under review)
  • Continence Tools Power Point Presentation (currently unavailable - under review)
  • Continence Tools Power Point with Notes (currently unavailable - under review)

The Continence Tools for Residential Aged Care are currently under review and unavailable. They will be made available again shortly.

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