TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Fallis, Wendy M.
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2005, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
16582540

 

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