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The management of bedwetting

This resource has been initiated, supported and reviewed solely by ALTURiX Ltd. The content has been developed by Practice Nurse.



Bedwetting – nocturnal enuresis – is a common disorder that can have a significant impact on a child’s school performance, social and psychological function, and quality of life both for the child and their parents or carers.1

Once considered a problem that the child would simply grow out of, it is a treatable condition, and general practice nurses should provide accurate and timely advice and intervention when it is reported.


On completion of this module, you will be more familiar with:

  • The definition, prevalence and natural progression of enuresis
  • The impact on children and families
  • The causes of bedwetting and common comorbidities
  • The treatment of bedwetting

This resource is provided at an intermediate level. Read the article and answer the self-assessment questions, and reflect on what you have learned.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.


Richardson D. Bedwetting: a guide for practice nurses. Practice Nurse September-October 2023;53(5)

Job code: DM 030

Date of preparation: October 2023

This article has been initiated and supported and reviewed solely by ALTURiX

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