Use of lubricant gels in urinary catheterisation
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Use of lubricant gels in urinary catheterisation

Alison Bardsley
Posted 08 November 2005

Nurses with a prescribing qualification are now able to prescribe catheters and catheter management products. However, they must use research and best evidence to inform their prescribing decisions. This article reviews the catheterisation process and the use of lubricant gels in both transurethral (particularly in females) and suprapubic catheterisation. It also considers the benefits of lubricating gels.

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