For all types of incontinence conditions
Advise the individual to allow time for proper emptying of the bladder to avoid residual urine.
Promote and educate about the best way to sit on the toilet to promote the most effective emptying of bladder and bowel. Refer to “best toilet position” information at: https://www.bladderandbowel.org/help-information/resources/toilet-positions/
Monitor for signs of urinary retention or a possible UTI.
If the individual is experiencing chronic constipation or faecal impaction discuss ways to add fibre into their diet and the need for good hydration. Provide education about aperients or enemas if required. (At this stage some clients with MS may need to administer suppositories themselves (or assisted) or be taught self- catheterisation of the bladder)
Promote wearing an incontinence pad if there is any urinary or faecal leakage and to improve social continence and quality of life. Faecal smearing can be assisted with the use of TENA Duo