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
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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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