Toileting programs

Toileting programs typically consist of a patient-specific assessment of incontinence followed by a program of prompted voiding, habit retraining, and/or timed voiding as part of an individualized care plan. Evidence from one investigation demonstrates toileting programs can significantly lessen risk of falls, skin breakdown – and, if patient lifting technology is available, back injuries experienced by personnel during patient assists. Emphasis on self-voiding also results in less post void residual compared to use of indwelling urinary catheters.