The nurse is preparing a care plan for a 5-year-old with enuresis. Which of the following is an appropriate nursing action to help train a child to increase overnight dryness?


• To promote dryness, it is recommended to teach children retention control training. This involves the child drinking fluids and delaying urination as long as tolerated to stretch the bladder for the purpose of accommodating larger amounts of urine at nighttime.

• Enuresis is primarily a problem of delayed or incomplete neuromuscular maturation of the bladder. The condition is benign and self-limiting.

Incorrect options:

• Providing emotional support will promote healthy self-esteem but not dryness.

• Diapers and catheterization will not help in training the child in bladder control.

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