Transient Incontinence – Common Causes Nursing Mnemonic


  • P-Psychologic
  • D-Delirium
  • I-Infection
  • A-Atrophic Urethra
  • P-Pharmaceuticals – blood pressure medication, antidepressants, diuretics, sleeping pills
  • E-Excess Urine Output
  • R-Restricted Mobility
  • S-Stool Impaction


These are common causes of transient incontinence – when a patient cannot hold their urine and becomes incontinent without warning, periodically. This occurs in children and commonly in older adults

Instantly Unlock over 1000+ Nursing Lessons

Create Your Free Account

Get Started

Study Plans are available to NRSNG Users
Sign Up Now