This module will provide a primary care focused review of how to manage female urinary incontinence:
- Taking a urinary history to determine storage and voiding patterns and accompanying symptoms
- Initiating preventive measures and conservative treatment, such as smoking cessation and treating chronic cough conditions in primary care
- Using anticholinergics (antimuscarinics) as a medical therapy for UI
- Advising patients on the potential side effects of treatment and finding a particular preparation to suit individuals
- Considering injections into the bladder neck or TVT when conservative management has failed
- Managing untreatable urinary incontinence with pads, devices or catheters
This module was first published on 2 November 2010 and was up to date with all key guidelines and evidence at that point. It will be reviewed as part of our routine update cycle by 2 November 2012 but will be updated sooner to reflect any key guideline changes.