Implementing and sustaining evidence-based practices in long-term care.

Bowel and Bladder Continence Assessment

A comprehensive assessment of bladder and bowel function for LTC residents developed by the LTC BPC Project with Toronto Best Practice Steering Committee and Northwest Continence Collaborative (2005). Includes list of medications that affect continence and treatment options.

Reference: Toronto Best Practice Committee and Northwest Continence Collaborative (2006). Bladder & Bowel Continence Assessment.. Toronto.

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