Continence issues in acute care.


Urinary incontinence affects up to 43 per cent of acute care patients. Toileting is a function of intact bladder, sphincters, and nervous system. Five types of incontinence are stress, urge, reflex, total, and functional. Problems affecting patients in acute care are: 1. Diagnostic studies 2. Treatments--for example, intravenous fluids, hyperalimentation… (More)


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@article{Lincoln1989ContinenceII, title={Continence issues in acute care.}, author={Robin R. Lincoln and Reade B Roberts}, journal={The Nursing clinics of North America}, year={1989}, volume={24 3}, pages={741-54} }