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Support individuals to manage continence

Level 2
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours
This unit is aimed at those who work in a wide range of settings. The unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills needed to support individuals to manage continence. It covers the factors affecting continence, the management of continence and the use of continence equipment. In the case of children and young people, the learner will be working with parents and/or carers of the child or young person.

Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in line with Skills for Health Assessment Principles.
Individual refers to someone requiring care or support; it will usually mean the person or people supported by the learner.
Conditions may include:
• Congenital structural problems
• Disorders which affect nerve function of the bladder
• Overactive bladder disorder
• Enuresis/soiling
• Caffeine/fizzy drinks
• Polyuria

Preferences may be based on:
• beliefs
• values
• culture
Active participation is a way of working that recognises an individual’s right to participate in the activities and relationships of everyday life as independently as possible; the individual is regarded as an active partner in their own care or support, rather than a passive recipient.

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