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Urinary tract infection: diagnosis and management for nurses

14 February 2007

Nursing Standard

CPD

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common health problem, so it is important that nurses in all care settings know how to manage patients with this condition...

Interstitial cystitis

10 June 1998

Nursing Standard

Clinical

Interstitial cystitis is a chronic and painful inflammation of the bladder wall. Patches of the lining of the bladder wall become raw and inflamed, causing bleeding....

Insertion of a urinary catheter

01 November 2006

Nursing Older People

Gerontological care and practice

Although a common procedure in the care of older people, the insertion of a urinary catheter carries considerable risk – for example, from infection or trauma....

Reducing the risks associated with urinary catheters

31 March 2009

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

The NHS strives to create and promote a safe environment for patient care in which risks are minimised. Urinary catheterisation is a common healthcare procedure but...

Urinalysis

11 May 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Urine analysis is an essential component of patient assessment, which is used for screening, diagnosis and planning care. This article discusses specimen collection...

Reducing the risks associated with urinary catheters

25 March 2009

Nursing Standard

CPD

The NHS strives to create and promote a safe environment for patient care in which risks are minimised. Urinary catheterisation is a common healthcare procedure but...

Urine samples and urinalysis

12 December 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Urinalysis is a routine screening and diagnostic tool that can be used to identify infections and diseases. This article discusses methods of collecting and testing...

Diagnosis, prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections in older people

28 February 2017

Nursing Older People

CPD

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in older people, with the prevalence increasing with age in both sexes. UTI is a frequent reason for emergency admission...

Nursing management of urinary tract infections

27 August 2015

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in older people and can lead to serious complications. Infections can worsen underlying medical conditions, adversely...

Good practice in management of patients with urethral catheters

23 October 2010

Nursing Older People

Feature

Urinary tract infections are a well-known hazard associated with the use of indwelling urethral catheters in older people in hospital. These infections can have...