Bladder Management

Course Summary

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will learn how to evaluate and treat clients with urological disorders as well as gain invaluable tools to start bladder programs at their facility. The course will start by providing a comprehensive review of the anatomy and physiology as it relates to micturition control. This will provide a solid foundation for understanding why and how to treat clients with incontinence using a holistic approach. After learning evidence based treatments for all forms of incontinence, attendees will participate in a hands on lab learning skills including but not limited to: intermittent catheterization for male and female, male external catheter management and urostomy management.

Bundled Discount

Bowel and Bladder management go together which is why we always offer courses on both topics one day after the other.  To receive a bundled discount and learn about both topics, register for both classes by clicking here! 

Single Registrant - $299
E-mail us for Group Rates - admin@appletreeceu.com

AOTA approved provider
Bladder Management


  • Define and distinguish the 5 types of urinary incontinence.
  • Describe at least 1 non-pharmacological treatment intervention for each type of incontinence.
  • Describe at least 3 adaptive tools or assistive technology to increase independence with bladder management and appropriate use of each.
  • Name the three categories of urinary catheters and verbalize clinical reasoning for selecting each type.

Credit Info

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants: AppleTree CEU is an AOTA approved provider - Provider #0000000033. This course qualifies for 6.5 contact hours or 0.65 AOTA CEUs. This course contains intermediate level content and is classified under both Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process.

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Registered Nurses & Licensed Vocational Nurses: AppleTree CEU, LLC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Louisiana State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4003249.  This activity provides 6.5 contact hours of credit. To receive contact hours, you must attend the entire education, complete a post-test with a score of 80% or higher and completion of evaluation form.  

Disclosures – Mr. Despommier has no financial relationships to disclose. The nurse planner is a paid speaker for Convatec.  All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


If you would like to host a private course, please contact us! 

7:30 am Registration
8:00-8:30 Bladder Management

  • Statistics
  • Impact on daily life
  • Interdisciplinary approach
  • Therapy role

8:30-9:00 Anatomy and physiology

  • Micturition control
  • Male and female bladder
  • Pelvic floor

9:00-11:00 Urinary Incontinence

  • Causes of incontinence
  • Types of incontinence

10:00-10:15 Break 

  • Treatment interventions
  • Surgical management

11:00-12:00 Bladder Cancer

  • Statistics
  • Staging
  • Indiana pouch
  • Ileal conduit
  • Neobladder
  • Treatment Interventions

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:45 Urinary catheters

  • Indwelling
  • Condom
  • Intermittent
  • Adaptive tools
  • Documentation and goals
  • Reimbursement guidelines

1:45-2:00 Break

2:00-4:00 Case studies and Lab (hands-on lab only for live-in person)

  • Intermittent catheterization
  • Condom catheter management
  • Urostomy procedure

Course Completion Requirements

Certificates are provided upon successful completion of the course and evaluation form.


Bladder Management Individual Registrant

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