Indwelling Foley Catheters Is the Current Design a Source of Erroneous Measurement of Urine Output?

Fallis, Wendy M.
April 2005
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2005, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p44
Academic Journal
Focuses on the indwelling urinary catheters used in monitoring the urine output of critically ill patients. Overview of urine production; Role of the urinary bladder in urine transport; Background on the Foley catheter originally designed in 1930; Implications of the design of the Foley catheter for the care of patients, including an increased predisposition to urinary tract infection.


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