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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...

Sustaining safe and acceptable bowel care in spinal cord injured patients

02 November 2005

Nursing Standard


This article aims to increase understanding of the bowel care needs of patients with spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injury centres provide expert bowel management...

Prevention and management of incontinence-associated dermatitis

03 July 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Maintaining skin integrity in people with incontinence is challenging. Incontinence is common in older people and those compromised by medical or surgical...

Faecal incontinence: causes, assessment and management

20 June 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Faecal incontinence can be a debilitating, distressing and isolating condition that affects individuals’ quality of life. This article discusses the definition,...

Educating home carers on faecal continence in people with dementia

05 May 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To measure the effect of education on the knowledge of home carers in maintaining faecal continence for people with dementia. Method The quasi-experimental study...

Recent developments in stress urinary incontinence in women

10 May 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article provides an overview of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and current treatments. The role of the specialist nurse is also explored. It is recommended...

Indwelling urethral catheters

01 August 2001

Nursing Standard


Lesley Simpson discusses the risks associated with indwelling urethral catheters and identifies how nurses can reduce them with proactive management.

Managing pregnancy-related pelvic floor dysfunction

30 January 2015

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

Many women experience pelvic floor dysfunction at some time in their lives. Most commonly, it manifests as urinary incontinence but women can also be affected by...

Understanding the basic assessment and treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms in older women

08 September 2021

Nursing Older People


Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are prevalent in older women. These symptoms are often under-reported due to the potentially embarrassing nature of the symptoms...

Nursing management of patients with faecal incontinence

23 April 2018

Nursing Standard


Faecal incontinence is a condition that can develop as a result of age, injury or long-term conditions, and may be associated with significant stigma for those...