Because incontinence is one of the most common problems encountered in the home care setting, home care agencies are beginning to recognize the importance of having s continence care program, and the need for advance practice nurses (APNs) to assume roles as continesnce care nurses (CCNs) is increasing. Through a comprehensive continence care program, incontinence is curable and easy to treat. This article describes the role of the APN as a CCN, and provides a description of the assessment and therapeutic management of the vario us types of urinary incontinence, focusing on the elderly patient in the home care setting
Acute and Critical Care in the Home| August 01 1998
Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse in Continence Care in the Home
Parvin Beheshti, RN, MSN;
From the The Visiting Nurses’ Association and Hospice of Northern California, San Mateo, California; and the University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
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Marsha Fonteyn, RN, PhD, CCRN, CS
AACN Adv Crit Care (1998) 9 (3): 389–395.
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Parvin Beheshti, Marsha Fonteyn; Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse in Continence Care in the Home. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 August 1998; 9 (3): 389–395. doi:
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