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162 - Dysfunctional Elimination in the School-Aged Child

‐ Mar 8, 2013 4:45pm

When voiding dysfunction has continued to the point it now includes not only urinary incontinence, but also constipation, stool incontinence, and/or recurrent urinary tract infections, it is then classified as Dysfunctional Elimination Syndrome (DES). We are seeing this in rising epidemic proportions. This lecture reviews the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment interventions, as well as provides ways to bring community awareness and education of DES in order to optimize children’s urologic health.

Contact hours available until 3/7/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Faculty/Presenters/Authors have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial product.

SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.


  • Outline the significance of voiding disorders.
  • Define & recognize the difference of functional incontinence & functional enuresis.
  • Define & evaluate Dysfunctional Elimination Symdrome (DES).
  • Identify Urotherapy modalities to treat DES.
  • Identify pharmacologic therapies to treat DES.