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Does this patient really need a catheter?

Jennifer Trueland Health journalist

The use of catheters has serious implications and nurses should constantly review the need to continue with them, says updated RCN guidance

Rose Gallagher has a message for nurses and other clinicians caring for patients in all health and care settings: before reaching for a catheter consider the alternatives.

Nursing Standard. 34, 5, 72-74. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.5.72.s22

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