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Continence Competencies

23 April 2014

What is a Continence Competence or National Occupational Standards (NOS)?

 

“NOS describe the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to undertake a particular task or job to a nationally recognised level of competence. They focus on what the person needs to be able to do, as well as what they must know and understand to work effectively.

They cover the key activities undertaken within the occupation in question under all the circumstances the job holder is likely to encounter.

This definition is supported by UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES)”1

 

Please see below the full list of continence competencies that you will need to advise before undertaking any task. Simply click on the document of interest to be redirected to the full article.

 

CC01

Assess bladder and bowel dysfunction. Covers the specialist assessment of bladder and bowel dysfunction

CC02

Insert and secure urethral catheters

CC03

Care for individuals with urethral catheters

CC04

Manage suprapubic catheters

CC05

Undertake a trial without catheter

CC06

Enable individuals to carry out intermittent catheterisation

CC07

Review catheter care

CC08

Care for individuals using containment products

CC09

Enable individuals to effectively evacuate their bowels

CC10

Assess residual urine by use of portable ultrasound

CC11

Implement toileting programmes for individuals

CC12

Enable individuals to undertake pelvic floor muscle exercises

CC13

Enable individuals with complex pelvic floor dysfunction to undertake pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation

 

Reference list

1.       Skills for Health official website: www.skillforhealth.org.uk

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