Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Purpose and Scope

The purpose of this guideline is to provide information on implementing a treatment program of prompted voiding for older adults with urinary incontinence. The goals of prompted voiding are to:

  • Reduce the frequency and severity of urinary incontinence episodes;
  • Prevent the complications associated with urinary incontinence; and
  • Improve quality of life.

This guideline has relevance to all areas of clinical practice including acute care, community care and long-term care. This guideline does not apply to those clients with medical conditions for whom a restricted fluid intake is prescribed.

Older Adults
Promoting Continence Using Prompted Voiding
Background Information