(412) Practical Management of UI in the Aging: With or Without Devices

  • Room: Ballroom A
  • Session Number:412
Tuesday,June 07, 2022:4:35 PM -5:35 PM
Contact Hours: 1


Adrian Wagg MB, FRCP (Lond), FRCP (Edin), FHEA
Professor of Healthy Ageing
University of Alberta
Michelle Barakat-Johnson PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Sydney Local Health District and University of Sydney


The first part of this session will discuss urinary incontinence, a common condition in older adults, many of whom believe that this is normal. Typically, incontinence in older adults results from a combination of factors, not only lower urinary tract and pelvic floor dysfunction. This session will provide a framework by which to consider the multi-aetiological nature of incontinence in later life as a "geriatric syndrome" and offer practical steps in management including the potential of pharmacological therapies to ameliorate incontinence in later life.

The second part of this session will discuss Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD), a common and under-recognised painful skin condition, caused by erosion of the skin from prolonged exposure to urine or stool from incontinence. IAD is often mistaken for a pressure injury and there are major gaps in current practice, including its identification, prevention, and management. As part of a program of work initiated in NSW Australia to improve incontinence skin care, an instrument was developed “Barakat-Johnson Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis Knowledge tool (KnowIAD).” The KnowIAD is a validated instrument and can be applied to evaluate clinician knowledge on incontinence-associated dermatitis.


Learning Outcome

After attending this session, attendees will be able to employ a systematic method to assess and manage UI in older adults.


Additional Info

Pharmacology Credits: