Nursing for Continence, Module 1
Module 1 is a program designed to increase knowledge and practice skills in continence nursing. This program will appeal to Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses and Cert IV health workers employed in paediatrics, women’s health, midwifery, acute care, in the community and aged care. Further information can be found at: http://www.flinders.edu.au/nursing/professional-development/courses/
Nursing for Continence, Module 2
Module 2 is a program designed to build and consolidate the knowledge developed in Module 1 to enable promotion of continence of urine in practice setting, as well as to develop knowledge and practice skills in faecal incontinence. The main focus of the module is assessment and management of anal incontinence and constipation. Sexuality, catheter care, surgical and pharmaceutical management of faecal and urinary incontinence is also considered. A lifespan approach to urinary and faecal continence practice issues in relation to children, females, males and the frail aged is utilised. This program will appeal to RNs, ENs, Cert IV health workers employed in paediatrics, women's health, midwifery, acute care, in the community and aged care. Further information can be found at: http://www.flinders.edu.au/nursing/professional-development/courses/
La Trobe University
Master of Nursing (Urological & Continence)
The Master of Nursing course with a specialist focus of urological and continence nursing is offered by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University. Students can exit with a Graduate Certificate, a Graduate Diploma or complete the Masters Program. The course is delivered on-line and students need to be working with people who have bowel and/or bladder health problems. Further information can be found at: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/courses/master-of-nursing
Prostate Nursing Care Short Course
The Prostate Nursing Care short course is the only specialised course of study in Australia that prepares Registered Nurses to care for men living with prostate cancer and their families. It is offered by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University. The short course is delivered on-line. Further information can be found at: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/short-courses/nursing
CFA Continence training courses
Accredited Continence Courses
The accredited courses in Continence Promotion, Care and Management have been developed in partnership between the Continence Foundation of Australia and The Benchmarque Group.
The Benchmarque Group is a registered training organisation (RTO) specialising in the development and delivery of nationally accredited clinical skills programs.
As an RTO working in the health sector, The Benchmarque Group focus on the delivery of programs designed to provide nurses and other healthcare professionals with the opportunity to expand their skills and careers.
Graduate Certificate in Continence Promotion and Management
Enhance your professional scope of practice, broaden your current work place skills and create opportunities for you to move into new clinical areas.
This course is designed to develop your skills and knowledge to:
Assess and manage continence care of individuals and groups in a variety of settings.
Develop and implement client focussed management strategies.
Supervise staff involved in the care of clients with continence issues.
Gain an understanding of practical management solutions to optimise continence in partnership with clients.
Communicate with clients, family members and other health professionals in a professional and timely manner.
Understand health promotion.
Understand the requirements of specialist referral.
100% Self-Directed Learning. Work at your own pace. You will be provided with a complete set of course materials and assessment portfolio.
For more information or to register visit: www.benchmarquegroup.com.au
Certificate II in Continence Promotion and Care
Develop your skills and knowledge to provide current, client focussed continence management solutions in a variety of settings.
Core module: Introduces the topics of normal urinary and bowel function and dysfunction, including incontinence.
Elective modules: You can choose a specialist elective module depending on your interest from a choice of four.
Elective modules include:
Primary Health Care
Residential Aged Care
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Care
With the self-directed learning option, you can complete more than one elective module if you wish.
This course can be delivered as a one day face to face program with a post course assessment (minimum numbers apply) or work at your own pace and complete the course assessment through self-directed learning.
With the self-directed learning option, participants will be sent a complete set of course materials including the core module, selected elective/s and assessment.
For more information or to register visit: www.benchmarquegroup.com.au
ICS Self Education
ICS provides a page with links to free resources for self education on a range of continence issues. See http://www.ics.org/tv
VCRC Education Courses
The Victorian Continence Resource Centre offers a range of education courses.
RDNS Continence Courses
Catheterise with confidence
This one day workshop is designed to prepare nurses to perform evidence based urethral or suprapubic catheterisation.
The Continence Course
The aim of this 3 day workshop is to gain an understanding of the different types of incontinence and the impact these have on an individual. It is designed to equip nurses with the knowledge and necessary skills to deliver current and relevant care underpinned by best practice principles in advanced continence care.
For further information, see http://www.rdns.com.au/education/continence
a) Scholarships Available
Conni Award – to be used to attend a predetermined international conference relevant to continence nursing. Includes travel, accommodation and conference costs. Please contact your CoNSA state rep for more details
Independence Australia and Tena Scholarships - to attend the CFA Annual Conference: All travel and conference costs are covered. Contact your CoNSA state rep for more details.
Multigate Medical Devices Scholarship – to attend the CFA Annual Conference: All travel and conference costs are covered. Contact your CoNSA state rep for more details
b) Scholarships awarded
The 2017 recipients of the Independence Australia and Tena scholarships to attend this year’s Continence Foundation of Australia National Conference on Incontinence in Sydney in November 2017 are:
Stephen Marburg - Vic, Jodie Kerr - Vic, Kath Forster - Vic, Leesa Miller - Vic, Nicola Jewlinek - NT, Clare Cotterell - Qld, Helen Polkinghorne - SA, Hayley Leek - NSW, Mary Kelly - NSW.
Multigate Medical Devices Scholarship Recipient 2016
The 2016 recipient of the Multigate Medical Devices scholarship to attend this year’s Continence Foundation of Australia National Conference on Incontinence in Adelaide in November 2016 is: Marion Hartley - Victoria.
Conni Award 2016
The 2016 recipients of the Conni Award are;
1st Prize to attend the ICS Conference in Florence, Italy is Janie Thompson
2nd Prize: Vicki Patton