Postmenopausal Women and Urinary Incontinence

Postmenopausal Women and Urinary Incontinence

Type: Article
Expiration Date: 01/01/2021
Location: Online


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Overview

According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, about 6,000 women in the United States enter menopause every day. Many menopause symptoms can become debilitating, affecting a woman’s quality of life, including her social life, psychological health, sense of well-being, and ability to function.

About 16% to 18% of postmenopausal women develop UI. Many are too embarrassed to discuss the condition with their healthcare providers and some believe it’s a normal part of aging that they have to live with. The result can be isolation and depression when they limit their activities and social interactions because of UI.

Nurses are key to ensuring patients receive the care they need. The goal of this article is to provide nurses with information so they can better care for postmenopausal women who experience UI.

Key Learning Outcomes

  
  1. Explain the diagnosis of urinary incontinence (UI).
  2. Discuss medical and surgical treatment options for UI.
  3. State nursing implications for women with UI.

Presented By

  

Christina Tso, DNP, FNP-BC, CRP
Tso is a family nurse practitioner and clinical research professional at Northwell Health, formerly known as North Shore-LIJ Health System, and assistant professor of nursing for Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.

Wah Lee, DO, MS
Lee, who is in private practice in New York, New York, holds board certification in physical medicine and rehabilitation and neuromusculoskeletal medicine.

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