The following links are to evidence based clinical guidelines which may be relevant to the clinical practice of the Nurse Continence Specialist.



CoNSA has produced the following guideline:

Continence Nurses Society of Australia. (2017). Update on single vs reuse if urinary catheter drainage bags and catheters for intermittent catheterisation. Melbourne: CoNSA

Download the CoNSA Update

European Association of Urological Nurses

EAUN has produced the following clinical guidelines:

  • Catheterisation - Indwelling catheters in adults – Urethral & Suprapubic
  • Catherisation – Urethral intermittent in adults
  • Male external catheters in adults – urinary catheter management

Access the EAUN Guidelines

ICS Standards

The International Continence Society has developed core terminology documents, consensus documents and International Consultation on Incontinence algorithms.

Access the ICS Standards

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national (UK) guidance and advice to improve health and social care.
They have many evidenced-based, continence related, guidance, quality standards, care pathways, policies and procedures. 
Access NICE

Royal Children's Hospital


The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne has produced clinical practice guidelines relevant to continence. These include:
  • Urinary incontinence - daytime wetting
  • Bowel and bladder dysfunction
  • Constipation
  • Nocturnal enuresis

Access the RCH guidelines