Incontinent vs. Involuntary - page 2

Many many moons ago when I was in nursing school, we were taught that you are incontinent of urine, involuntary of stool. It is still a pet peeve of mine to hear someone say "he's incontinent of... Read More

  1. by   Vsummer1
    Originally posted by LasVegasRN
    Many many moons ago when I was in nursing school, we were taught that you are incontinent of urine, involuntary of stool. It is still a pet peeve of mine to hear someone say "he's incontinent of stool". NO!! The instructor would have marked you WRONG for saying that incorrectly. Has this faded away? Am I the only one with this seemingly outdated pet peeve??
    NANDA lists as one of its official nursing dx: incontinance, bowel

    soooo.... that is how it is now addressed. Yep, you need to update your pet peeve to write the "correct" nursing diagnosis (sorry... ):kiss
  2. by   globalRN
    never heard of 'involuntary of stool'.
    Incontinent of stool/urine: yes
    Last edit by globalRN on Aug 26, '04
  3. by   semstr
    heared btoh too, Vegas, don't worry, but yes it was many, many moons ago!!
    Now we always use incontinent of urine/ stool.
    (funny we write Stuhl here, but it is spoken as stool)
    Renee
  4. by   LasVegasRN
    Whew, thanks, semstr. I was beginning to wonder if I hallucinated an entire portion of clinicals.
  5. by   Mattigan
    I was taught incontinent / urine and involuntary/stools. I graduated in 1983.
  6. by   LasVegasRN
    Ahhhh, my sanity is restored...

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