Enuresis

Enuresis (Nocturnal) Nurse Led Program

This child-centred program is delivered by a team of nurses across the Perth metropolitan area.

The program is offered to all children and adolescents who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • aged 5½ to 18 years
  • adequate family/carer support to engage with the program
  • daytime urine and bowel continence
  • no ongoing issues relating to constipation or other comorbidities
  • a nocturnal enuresis bedwetting pattern of more than twice weekly
  • referred by appropriate medical practitioners, including:

Program description

The program utilises 'mat and alarm' intervention therapy.

  • The goal is for the child to reach 21 consecutive dry nights within the 10 to 12 week program, then to remain dry for the following 6 months.
  • If the child does not achieve the 21 consecutive dry nights or the child regresses/ relapses within the 6 month period, and is still eligible, we will offer a repeat program after a further 6 months.
  • If the child does not respond to the program in the first 2 to 4 weeks or 2 programs are unsuccessful, the child is referred to their GP for referral to paediatric urology. Following review and management, the paediatric urology consultant may support a further alarm therapy attempt.

How do I refer to the Nocturnal Enuresis Program?

Email all referrals using this Nocturnal Enuresis Referral Form to the Community Heath Enuresis Program