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Trial removal of a catheter

Removing a catheter is a nursing procedure that can usually be undertaken on an outpatient basis. Nurses can therefore take direct medical referrals to undertake the procedure. It is best undertaken on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday so as to allow the patient time to receive bladder ultrasound if there is residual urine but insufficient to warrant catheterisation. When considering where the trial removal should take place - in the patient’s home, in an outpatient clinic or in hospital ...

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