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Restorative Nursing Bladder Training Program: Recommending a Strategy

Authors

  • Josephine Glenn MSN RN CS CRRN

    Nurse Manager, Corresponding author
    1. Post Acute Rehabilitation Unit Kennedy Health System, Health Care Center at Washington in Sewell, NJ.
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Post Acute Rehabilitation Unit Kennedy Health System, Health Care Center at Washington, 535 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell, NJ 08080, or e-mail j.glenn@kennedyhealth.org

Abstract

This article describes a Restorative Nursing Bladder Training program, a performance improvement initiative aimed at helping patients regain bladder control by postponing voiding, and then urinating according to a specific, individualized timetable. Data were collected on 14 patients who participated in the program from April 1999 through January 2001. Eight patients achieved a 100% reduction in incontinent episodes; 1 patient documented a 90% reduction; another patient attained an 85% reduction; 3 patients showed a 50% reduction; and 1 patient showed a 30% reduction.

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