CPD for Healthcare Professionals

"Gusset Grippers" is evidence based and can be used as reflective practice for Continuing Professional Development for healthcare professionals.  Yip, I'm not even joking.

Here is your CPD certificate to download and add to your folder.   Use the reflective practice questions to add to your time claimed.  References and resources for further reading are listed below.

 

REFLECTIVE PRACTICE QUESTIONS

Did you find anything to be good, useful or interesting in the show?  

 

Did you learn what you wanted to?

 

Did you learn anything that will influence your practice?

What questions, if any, have arisen for you?

 

What actions will you now take to learn more about pelvic health?  

How do you think bladder problems impact on individual's lives, and do those vary depending on their stage of life?

How do you think bladder and bowel problems impact on society?

Why do you think people with incontinence often do not seek help straight away?

Do you think fecal incontinence is more or less of a taboo than urinary incontinence?

If a patient disclosed to you that they were incontinent what advice would you give them?  Where would you send them for further information?

Where would you refer a patient to locally for further assessment?

World Continence Week is in June every year - design something to share in clinic or online to raise awareness and encourage help seeking.

RESOURCES

REFERENCES AND RESOURCES FROM SHOW

Prevalence:

ICS

types of urinary incontinence:

ICS

costs:

Deloitte study

impact on lives:

NAFC

mesh:

NICE guidelines

#physioworks:

POPPY trial

Cochrane Review 

pelvic floor exercises

sexual function:

men:

pelvic floor exercises systematic review

women:

There is not gold standard evidence, but, anecdotally, many women report an improvement in the quality of their orgasm after starting pelvic floor exercises.  More research is needed!

improvement in orgasm 1

improvement in orgasm 2

impact of incontinence in female sexual function

vaginal prolapse:

NHS

pelvic floor anatomy:

Physio-pedia

clitoris:

Sydney Morning Herald Article

pelvic floor exercises:

NHS

International Urogynecology Journal Review

humour:

Bright Club

in healthcare

I am currently collaborating on a paper looking at humour in health promotion with Monash University, Melbourne.

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