Principles of aseptic technique in urinary catheterisation
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Principles of aseptic technique in urinary catheterisation

Joanne Mangnall Research and development fellow, Royal College of Nursing Institute, Oxford
Linda Watterson Senior research and development fellow, Royal College of Nursing Institute, Oxford

Most nurses are aware of the importance of aseptic technique but some may be unsure about applying the technique during urinary catheterisation. This article explains the principles of aseptic technique and their application to the procedure of urinary catheterisation.

Nursing Standard. 21, 8,49-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.11.21.8.49.c6378

Correspondence

joanne.mangnall@rcn.org.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review