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Should lidocaine gel or lubricating gel be used for catheter insertion?


From my experience, instilling the lidocaine gel AND waiting has always achieved the best outcome. if the guidelines change now and turn us back to lubricating gel only I think we will not be giving the best care possible. Where research is not conclusive I guess we need to stick to common sense until research conclusively advises otherwise.

Posted date

17 May, 2009

Posted time

1:06 am