Renal Question #31


A 62-year-old client is in the clinic for stress incontinence. The nurse is providing instruction on how to strengthen pelvic floor muscles to help with stress incontinence. Which instructions will the nurse include? (Select all that apply)


  1. Use Kegel exercises by holding muscles of the pelvic floor together for a count of 3-5 seconds.
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  2. Try to start and stop the urine stream to help control and build the pelvic muscles.
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  3. Have a schedule to do the pelvic floor exercises.
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  4. Purchase disposable briefs now and get used to wearing them.
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All teaching is important except for D. Additionally, dietary and fluid modifications can be timed during the day.

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