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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...

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.

Continence: extending the scope of practice

01 June 1999

Nursing Older People

Continuing professional development

Indwelling urethral catheters

01 August 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

Lesley Simpson discusses the risks associated with indwelling urethral catheters and identifies how nurses can reduce them with proactive management.

Chemotherapy infusion times: a comparison of infusors with Hickman catheters and PICCs

01 December 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Patients must receive the correct dose of chemotherapy delivered over the prescribed period of time. Ambulatory 5 fluorouracil (5FU) chemotherapy is commonly...

Hickman line surveillance in oncology

01 March 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

This article describes the development of a surveillance tool to monitor complications associated with Hickman and peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)...

Peripherally inserted central catheter service: improving practice with ultrasound

13 September 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Intravenous therapy can be complex, often requiring central venous access. The Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC) has a well-established nurse-led...

Basing Catheter Care on Research Principles

24 January 1996

Nursing Standard

Catheter care

Urinary catheters are frequently a necessary intervention and have obvious benefits in the management and monitoring of a patient’s condition. Their use may range...

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.

Risk assessment in suprapubic catheterisation

24 May 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

There are certain risk factors surrounding suprapubic bladder drainage and catheterisation. This article considers clinical indications and contraindications to...