This presentation will focus on role of the pelvic floor in maintaining urinary and fecal continence. Current research on the structure and function of the pelvic floor will be reviewed, as well as how pelvic floor dysfunction can negatively impact bladder and bowel health. Research examining the effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training in preventing incontinence will be discussed. Learner Outcome:
Promote continence health based on an understanding of the role of the pelvic floor in maintaining urinary and fecal continence.
PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN,
Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Education,
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Credits: None available.
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