The authors express their appreciation to the American Nurse Association and Dr. Patricia Rowell for their sponsorship and support of this project. The authors also acknowledge the participants from the Discussion Group on the Impact of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) Clinical Practice Guidelines on Urinary Incontinence on nursing who assisted in the development of this project. They include: Patricia Burns, Catherine Canivan, Sharon Cassidy, Joyce Colling, Fran Demo, Molly Dougherty, Judy Dutcher, Carol Einhorn, Sheila Fiers, Linda Flynn, Patsy Getz, Lynn Grant, Michael Gray, Teresa Haus, Mary Jacobs, Mary Jirovec, Linda Carson Jones, Angela Joseph, Karen Karlowicz, Donna Ki lter, Mary Lakaszawski, Deborah Lekan-Rutledge, Margaret McGreedy, Janet McGough-Csarny, Joan McDowell, Christina Mumma, Mary Palmer, 8.1. Reid-Czapata, Nancy Reilly, Jane Rohinson, Elizabeth Shaid, Norma Small, Diane Smith, Sheila Sparks, Thelma Wells, Doris Wilson, Cissi Wimberly-Oloomi, Jean Wyrnan and Veronica Zembulys. Approximately eight were PhD-prepared nurse researchers with major continence related funded projects. The following organizations were represented at the discussion group: American Association of Spinal Cord Nurses, American Nephrology Nurses Association, Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, & Neonatal Nurses, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Alliance of Nurse Practitioners, National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners, National Council on the Aging, Society of Urologic Nurses & Associates, and Wound, Ostomy, & Continence Nurses Society. Most participants from the specialty organizations were involved in practice that included continence care. The following nursing associations were also represented: District of Columbia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Addressing Urinary Incontinence with Educational Continence-Care Competencies
Version of Record online: 2 OCT 2007
Image: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Volume 30, Issue 4, pages 375–378, December 1998
How to Cite
Jirovec, M. M., Wyman, J. F. and Wells, T. J. (1998), Addressing Urinary Incontinence with Educational Continence-Care Competencies. Image: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 30: 375–378. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.1998.tb01336.x
- Issue online: 2 OCT 2007
- Version of Record online: 2 OCT 2007
- Accepted for publication October 6, 1997.
- bladder incontinence;
- curriculum modeling
This article is a report of a task force formed from a discussion group hosted by the American Nurses Association on theAHCPR Guidelines on Urinary Incontinence. The need to standardize content related to bladder incontinence to be used in curriculums was identified as an initial step in implementing the guidelines. A task force was formed to develop educational competencies to be used by schools in identifying content that should be addressed at various levels of preparation. Although special training is needed when continence care is a significant part of a nurse's practice, it is expected that by using the educational competencies, schools will produce graduates at the basic level able to provide beginning continence care and graduate nurses able to address advanced incontinence problems.