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Daytime wetting in children and acquisition of bladder control

01 July 2013

Nursing Children and Young People


Daytime wetting is a common problem in early childhood. This article explains how the infant’s bladder develops and how children are able to develop bladder control....

Promoting continence: the child with special needs

13 May 1998

Nursing Standard

RCN Continuing education

Aim and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to raise nurses’ awareness of the range of managements available when promoting continence in children...

Cognitive bladder training in the community

16 April 1997

Nursing Standard

Special focus: continence

Nocturnal enuresis has been the subject of much research over the years, giving rise to a vast array of publications into which healthcare professionals can delve...

Self catheterisation

02 July 1988

Nursing Standard


I am a school nurse working in a school with handicapped children where we are teaching the children intermittent self catheterisation. As there seems to be...

Nocturnal enuresis is not to be ignored

18 November 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nocturnal enuresis is usually defined as the involuntary passage of urine, during sleep, in a child aged five years and above, in the absence of any congenital or...

Managing daytime and night-time enuresis in children

24 April 2002

Nursing Standard


Children with daytime or night-time enuresis should be assessed to discover the causes, and an appropriate treatment programme should be implemented.

Assessment, prevention and treatment of constipation in children

21 March 2012

Nursing Standard


The management of constipation can often be a challenge in children who may be fearful of opening their bowels and who may be reluctant to sit on the toilet. This...

Intermittent self-catheterisation

01 May 1991

Paediatric Nursing


A neuropathic bladder dysfunction can be seen in children suffering from spina bifida, spinal cord tumour or injury. Many methods of bladder management have been...

Disabled abults, 16-30, who cares? asks June Rogers

01 September 1994

Primary Health Care

Community care

It is well recognised that the provision of health and support services for young adidts with disabilities declines after they leave school — and the paediatric...

Assessing and treating children with bedwetting

01 July 2002

Primary Health Care


Bedwetting or nocturnal enuresis has been cited as the most prevalent of chronic childhood disorders (Hicks and Clark 1999). The definition of nocturnal enuresis is...