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Urinary incontinence in women: clinical review

Urinary incontinence in women: clinical review

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours

Published

December 18, 2013

Updated

December 13, 2016
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Programme Description

This article, updated in 2016 by Dr Julian Spinks, reviews the assessment, classification and management of women presenting with urinary incontinence. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include transient causes, associated drugs, when to consider urgent or routine referral, and pharmacological treatment of OAB.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Take a detailed history to determine the type of incontinence described
  • Examine the patient and investigate appropriately
  • Discuss self help strategies with their patients
  • Choose an appropriate first-line treatment
  • Faculty

    Activity authors
    Dr Alvaro Bedoya-Ronga
    ST7
    John Radcliffe Hospital
    Oxford
    UK

    Miss Wing Han Cheung
    Locum consultant
    John Radcliffe Hospital
    Oxford
    UK

    Mr Ian Currie
    Consultant in obstetrics & gynaecology
    Stoke Mandeville Hospital
    Buckinghamshire
    UK

    Reviewed and updated in 2016 by:
    Dr Julian Spinks
    GP in Strood
    Kent
    UK

    Test author
    Dr Sarah Gray
    GP
    Cornwall
    UK

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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