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Written by: Darlene D'Altorio-Jones (1959-2015) on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Posted in: Inpatient Rehab

PAGE III-25 of the IRF PAI training manual states:

Complete, intentional control; able to keep sphincter closed when needed and never incontinent = no accidents. If the patient is wet anytime (whether it is bedding, linen, etc., those are all accidents.) We provide diapers/chux for dignity in place of undergarments;  but if they are wet the patient had an accident. Incontinence is a medical term used when complete intentional control is lacking. Count all accidents. (Incidentally, Bowel has the same definition.)

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