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Saturday, March 24 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
SA22 | Urinary and Fecal Incontinence: What to do About it in PA/LTC

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This session will discuss the epidemiology, classification, risk factors, and pathophysiology of urinary incontinence (UI) and fecal incontinence (FI) in persons living in the PA/LTC environment. The talk will cover evidence-based recommendations for assessment, treatment, and management of these conditions within the framework of patient-centered goals of care in PA/LTC. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment strategies will be reviewed. Psychosocial implications of UI and FI and the importance of patient-provider communication will be highlighted. Interactive case-based scenarios will be utilized. Innovative and emerging treatment techniques such as tibial neuromodulation and a patient-learning community research project will also be presented. < br />
Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe the epidemiology, risk factors, classification, and pathophysiology of urinary and fecal incontinence in the PA/LTC environment.
(2) Discuss evidence-based recommendations for the assessment of urinary and fecal incontinence in the context of patient-centered care in PA/LTC.
(3) List pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment strategies for urinary and fecal incontinence in older adults in the PA/LTC continuum.
(4) Describe patient-oriented goals of care for the interprofessional management and improvement of quality of life for persons with urinary and fecal incontinence in PA/LTC.

avatar for Elizabeth Hames, DO, CMD

Elizabeth Hames, DO, CMD

Elizabeth Hames, DO, CMD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Geriatrics at Nova Southeastern University’s Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hames is the Associate Program Director for the Geriatrics Fellowship at Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Hames... Read More →
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Kenya Rivas, MD, CMD

Kenya Rivas, MD, CMD, is an Assistant Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Geriatrics at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She completed her Family Medicine Residency and the Geriatric Fellowship at Florida Hospital... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Nall, RN, LNHA

Suzanne Nall, RN, LNHA

Suzanne Nall, RN, LNHA, is the Executive Director of the Village at Marymount, a community facility offering skilled care, long-term care, and assisted living. She has been with the organization since 2001. Ms. Nall conceived the implementation plan for tibial neuromodulation at... Read More →
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Michael Felver, MD

Michael Felver, MD, is an internist with a career focus and over twenty years of experience in post acute care settings.  He was the founding medical director for the Connected Care Program of Cleveland Clinic and has been the medical director for multiple nursing facilities.  He... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Texas 5-6
  Clinical Medicine