Prompted Voiding for Persons with Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence (UI) is the involuntary loss of urine. The National Association for Continence estimates on the basis of multiple studies and expert opinion that 25 million adult Americans experience transient or chronic UI. UI is one of the most common conditions among residents of extended care settings; post-acute and long-term care (LTC) facilities. UI is seen in at least 55% of nursing home residents and is the second leading cause of institutionalization of the elderly. Urinary incontinence has been shown to be an independent risk factor for unplanned hospitalization of home care individuals.
The purpose of this evidence-based guideline is to provide information for implementing a treatment program of prompted voiding (PV) for individuals who have UI. PV is a toileting program that combines scheduled voiding with “prompting” from a caregiver. In this guideline, a caregiver may be formal (extended care professional and allied health) or informal (family member, companion). Written 1999; Revised 2018.
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