In my effort to expand access to information and products about sexuality and intimate health, I’ve been setting up “clinics within clinics.”
I have developed an On-Line Learning Management System in Intimate Health (bladder, sexual and vaginal) and am training nurses to increase the resources to deal with the tsunami of people especially women who face these issues commonly especially during peri-menopause and menopause.
I then match nurses trained in intimate health with Physicians Clinics interested in serving patients better.
Since much of the treatment around intimate health involves education, which takes time, this model works. Everyone knows physician’s time is limited and nurses have the gift of time.
Now nurses trained through my on-line Learning Management System are poised to prevent leakage of urine and promote healthy sexuality. Doctors and nurses working together.
The nurses in these clinics are educated on symptoms, contributing factors, nursing diagnosis and conservative treatment measures such as education about evidence-based solutions and products that work.
For example many women believe that leakage of urine is normal and/or that there are no treatment options available. Nothing could be further from the truth. A bladder diary has a 30% placebo effect. Fluids are important, treating constipation critical and strengthening pelvic floor is the standard.
Vaginal weights are one product that not only increases pelvic floor strength reducing or eliminate leakage of urine, they also increase sexual sensation and that alone may lead to better orgasms!
It’s not just female patients who benefit from an Intimate Health RN. Men also leak urine and experience sexual health issues such as erectile dysfunction, low desire and premature ejaculation. These RN’s treat male patients too.
There are so many benefits from increasing self-esteem to sleeping better to improving relationships just to name a few!
If you are an RN or a Physician interested in training or reaping the benefits by incorporating an Intimate Health RN into your practice, feel free to email me for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maureen McGrath (MMG LTD) is an RN, Nurse Continence Advisor, Sexual Health Researcher, Author, Blogger, Radio Host and Feminist. Tune into her Sunday Night Health Show: https://globalnews.ca/bc/program/sunday-night-health-show
Her website Maureenmcgrath.com is under development.