Quick-Wee: a novel non-invasive urine collection method

Jonathan Kaufman, Shidan Tosif, Patrick Fitzpatrick, Sandy M Hopper, Penelope A Bryant, Susan M Donath, Franz E Babl
Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ 2017, 34 (1): 63-64

BACKGROUND: Clean catch urine (CCU) collection in precontinent children is often time-consuming, with associated collection failure. We hypothesise that stimulating cutaneous reflexes hastens voiding for CCU.

METHODS: 40 children aged 1-24 months in the ED. Standard CCU was augmented with gentle suprapubic cutaneous stimulation using saline-soaked gauze (Quick-Wee method).

RESULTS: 12/40 (30%) children voided within 5 min for successful CCU. Parental and clinician satisfaction was high.

CONCLUSIONS: Quick-Wee appears to be a simple method to speed CCU in young children.

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