Pre-implant Patient Education Resources
Patient education videos are also available through YouTube. Select "share" to send a video to patients by social media or email and to embed a video in your website.
How Bladder Control Therapy Works
An animation showing how InterStim® Therapy works with the sacral nerves to reduce the symptoms of overactive bladder.
Bladder Control Therapy: Sarah's Story Part 1 of 3
In part 1 of her story, Sarah talks about how an overactive bladder was affecting her life and work. The 28-year-old management consultant currently receives InterStim® Therapy for bladder control.
Bowel Control Therapy: Kelly's Story Part 1 of 3
Chronic bowel control problems limited Kelly's life before she started Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy (sacral neuromodulation).
This website is a helpful resource for patients who are considering sacral neuromodulation with the InterStim® System as a treatment option for bladder incontinence or bowel incontinence. There is a separate section for patients experiencing bladder incontinence and for those experiencing bowel incontinence.
For bladder incontinence patients, there are three subsections: therapy education, support during the evaluation, and support for patients who have the implanted system.
- Watch videos to hear what doctors and patients have to say about Sacral Neuromodulation
- Track their bladder symptoms
- Get answers to common questions, including the benefits and risks associated with Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy (delivered by the InterStim System)
- Get matched with a patient volunteer to discuss their real-life experiences with the InterStim System
For the Evaluation and Implant
The other two sections require registration/login and provide resources to support patients before, during, and after their evaluation or implant. Patients gain access by providing their evaluation procedure date or implant procedure date.
To link to this patient website, use the following website address: www.everyday-freedom.com
This brochure explains the benefits of talking candidly with someone who is living with Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy and gives instructions for participating in the program.
Bladder Control Care Pathway
Bowel Control Care Pathway
Anatomical – Sacral Nerves and Bladder
Anatomical – Advanced Evaluation (Female)
Anatomical – Advanced Evaluation (Male)
Anatomical – Long-term Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy
Anatomical – Long-term Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy
A tool called Vidscrip allows healthcare professionals to create videos using an Apple iPad® to inform and prepare patients before, during, and after in-person visits. Videos can be prescribed to patients to view anywhere, anytime, on any device. Since patients rarely remember all of the information they're told during an appointment, prescription videos can help patients recall important details, and they address different learning styles. With this free tool, sponsored by Medtronic, you can:
- Improve practice efficiency
- Improve health outcomes
- Improve patient satisfaction
Steps for creating video prescriptions are:
- Create your free account
- Launch the easy-to-use vidscrip builder on your iPad
- Record your answers to questions typically asked by patients
After creation, the videos can be used to educate patients within the clinic or online. Videos can be posted on a clinician website or on YouTube.