Category list : Urinary catheters
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Most accident and emergency patients with a suspected urinary tract infection (UTI) and who are treated with antibiotics actually lack evidence of this infection, warn UK researchers.
Primary care nurses are being urged to ask about the severity and regularity of urinary tract symptoms before they prescribe antibiotics, under latest draft guidance, which also advises against cranberry juice.
Indwelling urinary catheters can become blocked due to mechanical dysfunction or luminal blockage. This article reviews the evidence and expert opinion on how to manage blockage, particularly the use of catheter patency solutions
The inventors of a new type of catheter have been presented with a “clinical impact” award by a leading body of engineers.
The inventors of a new catheter claim it could solve one of “the biggest problems” in community nursing and reduce discomfort, embarrassment and complications for millions of patients.
Evidence that the public are more likely to listen to animated characters than real clinicians on key messages around the use of antibiotics has sparked a new approach to campaigns by Public Health England.
To avoid the risks associated with indwelling urinary catheters, an acute trust has increased the use of intermittent catheterisation by standardising bladder management
This article, the second in a four-part series, describes the procedure for collecting a catheter specimen of urine
More than 70 technical skills that newly qualified nurses should be competent in, including nasogastric tube insertion, injection of intravenous drugs, and urinary catheterisation, have been laid out in draft education plans being developed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
A slowdown in referrals indicates that continence patients are being seen by district and practice nursing staff lacking specialist training, rather than urology services, a trade body has warned.