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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
  • Continence Review Form
  • Continence Screening Form
  • Monthly Bowel Chart
  • Seven Day Bowel Chart
  • Continence Management Flow Chart
  • Three Day Bladder Chart

Continence Tools for Residential Aged Care Resources

  • Continence Tools for Residential Aged Care: An Education Guide
  • Continence Tools Power Point Presentation
  • Continence Tools Power Point with Notes

For copies of the Continence Tools for Residential Aged Care Factsheet or any of the Continence Tools for Residential Aged Care please email continence@dss.gov.au or order directly from National Mailing and Marketing by emailing DSS@nationalmailing.com.au

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