Preventing infection with long-term indwelling urinary catheters

Rebecca Slater
British Journal of Community Nursing 2011, 16 (4): 168, 170, 172
This article sets out to inform readers on the care and management of indwelling catheters. The reason for urinary catheter insertion is discussed and the decision to use a long-term indwelling urinary catheter is explained. This article focuses on the risk of urinary tract infections (UTI) associated with the use of long-term indwelling catheters and how these may be avoided. Examples of current products are detailed and how the selection of the right product may be achieved is also outlined.

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