Clinical Continence Care Tools for the Entire Care Team


ARN member Christine Cave, DNP NP-C CRRN EP-C, and the Continence Care Task Force developed much-needed bowel and bladder management tools for the entire disciplinary team. The interactive booklet, Clinical Tools for Continence Care: An Evidence-Based Approach, and posters illustrate 6 clinical algorithms to help your team apply best practices and problem-solve the continence needs of all of your patients.

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Each tool has been designed to educate and train team members to apply best practices to problem-solve continence needs on a daily basis. When used, you will institute a higher-quality care standard for nurses who implement strategies to establish continence.

The 21-page spiral-bound and laminated booklet contains a Financial Impact Tool to support nurse managers and administrators, a Frequency Volume Chart to document continence care over a 24-hour period, and six algorithms to assess the most common continence care challenges.

The algorithms have been recreated as a set of 11" x 17" posters for the entire team to utilize. Each tool is available for purchase in the store.

Algorithm 1—General Assessment of Bladder

Algorithm 2—General Assessment of Bowel Function

Algorithm 3—Urinary Incontinence

Algorithm 4—Voiding Dysfunction

Algorithm 5—Constipation

Algorithm 6—Diarrhea and/or Fecal Incontinence

Purchase your Continence Care Bundle today to solve your patients’ continence care challenges!

Watch Christine Cave’s live session – Evidence-Based Continence Care: Bowel and Bladder Management – at the ARN REACH 2017 conference, below!

References from these tools are available for review – Continence Care References.

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