Can you advise me on a continence issue? | QCS

Dear Senga,

Can you advise me on a continence issue? We do toileting rounds and change residents continence aids, however during a recent inspection we were told this was not correct and should be taking residents to the toilet and not solely rely on the aids.

Senga Currie
Answered by Senga Currie


Hello Rebecca,


Toileting rounds was a term used many years ago.  We no longer use this term for supporting people with meeting their needs and now advocate individual assessment and care planning.


Not everyone will need to use the bathroom at the same time, and it is important to support independence and maintain continence by accurate assessment and subsequent support.


Please have a look at this publication which may help, Continence – adults with urinary dysfunction.


The Care Inspectorate also released this pocket guide which is useful to refer to and can be kept easily, Remember, Promoting Continence is Everybody’s Business


Best Wishes.





About Senga Currie

Senga has been a registered mental nurse and registered general nurse for 38 years, working in various areas within the NHS, community nursing, the field of addictions and the private sector.

Since 1998 she has been working with care homes, starting as a nursing sister and moving into roles of home manager, regional manager, care services manager and regulation manager. Read more

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