Intermittent self-catheterisation in women
Angie Rantell Senior nurse, Department of Urogynaecology, King’s College Hospital, London
This article reviews intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC) in women, including the advantages and disadvantages of the procedure. It will also discuss barriers that patients may face when learning to perform ISC and how healthcare professionals can support patients in overcoming any difficulties. Finally, the article will address common complaints and concerns of patients who regularly perform ISC and suggests how these can be prevented or improved.
Nursing Standard. 26, 42, 61-68. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.06.26.42.61.c9164Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review