Removal of short-term indwelling urethral catheters
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Removal of short-term indwelling urethral catheters


This information on best practice discusses the evidence for the removal of short-term indwelling urethral catheters. The article has been reproduced with the permission of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI). The article is derived from a systematic review of research published by the JBI, ‘Comparison of late night and early morning removal of short-term urethral catheters: a systematic review’ (Fernandez et al 2003), and another published in the Cochrane Library ‘Policies for the removal of short-term indwelling urethral catheters’ (Griffiths and Fernandez 2005). The primary references on which this information is based are available in the systematic review reports to members of the JBI via the website: www.joannabriggs.edu.au and the Cochrane Library.

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Nursing Standard. 22, 22,42-45. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.02.22.22.42.c6357

Published in print: 06 February 2008

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review