The topic for unit 8 is the management of incontinence and constipation in the geriatric client. Despite what you may think, urinary incontinence is not a normal part of aging. However, as a society we think it is since it is a common complaint. Identifying the exact cause for the incontinence maybe difficult since medications and changes in cognitive function could be a contributing factor (Spencer, McManus, Sabourin, 2017). As nurse practitioners, what can we do to improve quality of life for individuals who suffer these complaints?
Spencer, M., McManus, K., & Sabourin, J. (2017). Incontinence in older adults: The role of the geriatric multidisciplinary team. British Columbia, Medical Journal, 59(2): 99-105. Retrieved from https://www.bcmj.org/articles/incontinence-older-adults-role-geriatric-multidisciplinary-team
Initial Post Instructions:
Please critically evaluate the subjective and objective information provided to you in the attached file below.
The first part of the discussion board is to identify all pertinent positive and, negative information and list missing information.
Then create a differential diagnosis list with at least 3 possibly actual diagnosis based on your findings.
Second part is to create a plan utilizing clinical practice guidelines for the priority diagnosis.