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Male sexuality and urethral catheterisation: a review of the literature

09 June 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This review critically analyses literature on urinary catheters with specific reference to issues of sexuality.

Using silver to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections

24 August 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Many thousands of urinary tract infections (UTIs) are linked to the insertion of an indwelling urethral catheter (Saint et al 2000). Catheterisation is often...

Urethral catheter selection

07 March 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Many patients undergo urethral catheterisation. Selecting the most appropriate catheter for an individual patient requires knowledge and a practical understanding of...

Deflation of a Foley catheter balloon

19 March 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To investigate the changes in urethral and suprapubic catheter balloons following deflation and removal. Method Observations were made on a selection of catheter...

Infection risks associated with urinary catheters

01 October 2005

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

Urinary catheterisation can kill. It is one of the most common healthcare interventions but carries the risk of ‘significant danger’ to patients from infection...

A practical approach to catheter-associated problems

14 April 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines some commonly found catheter-related problems and discusses approaches to managing and preventing them.

Intermittent self-catheterisation

15 November 2000

Nursing Standard

CPD

Intermittent self-catheterisation is a way for patients to manage a poorly emptying bladder with less risk of infection than is found with long-term indwelling...

Infection risks associated with urinary catheters

26 October 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

Urinary catheterisation can kill. It is one of the most common healthcare interventions but carries the risk of ‘significant danger’ to patients from infection...

Urinary catheterisation

12 March 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the benefits and risks associated with urinary catheterisation and how these risks can be reduced.

Urethral catheter audit

01 April 2007

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical governance

An audit was undertaken in one children’s hospital to evaluate practice relating to indwelling urethral catheterisation of children. The records of 47 patients...