Understanding Enuresis

Enuresis and bed wetting are common problems encountered by parents and nurses, and understanding more about the issues and providing support can decrease the anxiety felt by parents.

Course Overview

Bed wetting is a non-life threatening problem that affects many Australian children. This can cause a lot of distress due to the workload, cost and emotions associated with it. There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding the problem. What is needed? Thorough assessment, education and the correct strategies for each child.

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Understand the anatomy, physiology and developmental aspects of bladder function.
  • Explore the contributing factors for enuresis
  • Dispel the myths associated with enuresis
  • Identify simple strategies to improve a child's bladder function

Course Content



First Published




1 hour

Nov 2018

Nov 2018

Jan 2021

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Sandra Ilett

Continence Nurse


Sandra Ilett is a Registered Nurse and Midwife and for the past 20 years has worked as a Continence Nurse.

Sandra also has a Bachelor of Health (Child Health) and a Graduate Certificate (Continence).

Sandra works in private practice as a sole provider in a home visit service within a 100km radius of where she lives near Childers. This continence care is provided to clients of any age through the lifespan.