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1. a technique of bladder training in which the patient is instructed to urinate according to a predetermined schedule, usually beginning at intervals as often as one hour to an hour and a half.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of urinary continence through the use of timed verbal toileting reminders and positive social feedback for successful toileting.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A treatment for urinary incontinence in which patients (particularly those with limited self-awareness) are reminded to void before they urinate on themselves or are taught to seek assistance with urination periodically before an episode of incontinence occurs.
Reminding patients, esp. those with cognitive impairments, to urinate at specified times in order to avoid episodic incontinence.
See also: voiding
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