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Continence Care for Older Australians in the Rural and Remote Setting


Wed 27 Mar 2019 @5.30pm - 6.30pm (AEDT)

This webinar is designed for registered and enrolled nurses working in rural and remote aged care settings. This includes Residential Aged Care, in-home and community based settings. 

This webinar is the first in a series of three webinars looking at a variety of topics related to aged care. A panel of experts will share their knowledge on the ageing bladder and bowel, dementia and incontinence and the importance of ensuring older Australians are able to live with dignity. 

You will be able to ask questions of our experts and receive 'real-time' answers to assist you in your practice.


Dr Joan Osaszkiewicz

Dr Ostaszkiewicz is a Registered Nurse and a Research Fellow in the Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research- Barwon Health Partnership. Joan contributes to leading innovative clinical and translational research that makes a difference to older people, particularly those with dementia and who are dependent on a carer. Her research is aligned with national and international priorities for research that have a positive impact on communities and directly impacts the quality, safety and experience of health care.

Ms Sue Blinman

Ms Sue Blinman is an experienced Nurse Continence Advisor and is the Manager of the National Continence Helpline which provides information, education and advice to callers with bladder and/or bowel problems including incontinence, constipation and failure of bladder to empty as well as support and advice to those who are caring for someone with such conditions. Sue has worked extensively in the aged care sector and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our discussions around support for older Australian’s at risk of, or with, incontinence.

Dr Adrian Low

Dr Adrian Low is a consultant Geriatrician and General Physician at Barwon Health. He has extensive experience working with older Australians who are at risk of, or who are, incontinent.

Annabelle Citroen

Annabelle is a Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist and works across both the public (Barwon Health) and private sectors in Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. She is passionate about empowering patients though improving health literacy; to help patients form a better understanding of their condition, contributing factors and subsequently motivating behavioural change to improve their overall quality of life.

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