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Classification: 34380000 [BAC711009]

Preferred name 34-38 Incontinence care
Definition incontinence is derived from the Latin word continentia (= A or retention). Incontinence means hereafter non-(a-, re-) hold (can). A distinction is made in urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence. In contrast, continence means voluntarily controllable compliance or emptying of urine and / or stool. Enuresis is the term for nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), which can occur in both children and adults. Encopresis (fecal incontinence) occurs almost only in children and usually only during the day, while adults of which are rarely affected (in the context of tumors, diarrhea or dying). The products that are needed for the reduction of incontinence as a result of various measures or are intended for patients to let them participate in the daily life, are described here
IRDI 0173-1#01-BAC711#009
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