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Caring For a Urinary Catheter

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Urinary catheters are notorious for being improperly used and cared for, contributing to morbidity and prolonged hospital stays, and causing around 75% of healthcare-acquired urinary tract infections. In order to minimise the risk of complications such as UTIs, thorough care is required.

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Urinary catheters are notorious for being improperly used and cared for, contributing to morbidity and prolonged hospital stays, and causing around 75% of healthcare-acquired urinary tract infections. In order to minimise the risk of complications such as UTIs, urethra trauma, bleeding and displacement, it is clear that the insertion and maintenance of these devices require significant and thorough care from healthcare professionals.

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Dawn Fahey
20 Jan 2022
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Bronwyn Nightingale
25 May 2020
A great refresher for this topic.
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03 Apr 2022
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Haidee VICENTE
24 May 2020
Good module.
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Rose Wallace
24 May 2020
This article was well written, succinct and easy to understand. It would provide a quick reference for nurses to refer to if any issues identified moving forward with their catheter skills and practice.
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Angella Roth
27 Aug 2021
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Kimheang Sao
02 Aug 2021
Very good resource
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25 May 2020
A great refresher!
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