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- Intermittent catheterisation: TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND WIN A Â£50 BOOK TOKEN. // Nursing Standard;7/5/2006, Vol. 20 Issue 43, p66
The article presents a self-assessment questionnaire that will help nurses test their knowledge about intermittent catheterization. Multiple choice questions include the factors that would likely influence post-void residual urine volumes, the main complication associated with intermittent...
- Expert opinion - Frequently asked questions (FAQs): changing urinary catheters in people with spinal cord injury, residing in the community. Jannings, Wendy // Australian & New Zealand Continence Journal;Winter2007, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p46
The article presents questions and answers related to the use urinary catheters. One person asks if there are special requirements in changing a urinary catheter in a person with spinal cord injury (SCI). Another person questions about the possible occurrence of autonomic dysreflexia (AD) when...
- Experimental device designed to reduce costly urinary infections. // Public Health Reports;Nov/Dec93, Vol. 108 Issue 6, p799
Reports that an experimental device that can nearly wipe out microorganisms from urine is being developed at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Statistics on the use of urinary catheters; Costs related to infections caused by these catheters; How the new device works.
- Intermittent catheterisation: Simple, safe, and effective but underused. Hunt, Gillian M.; Oakeshott, Pippa // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/13/96, Vol. 312 Issue 7023, p103
Describes the method of intermittent catheterization, identifies patients who might benefit from it and suggests ways of overcoming potential problems in its use. Function of intermittent catheterization; Ease of mastery of the technique; Need for frequent catheterization in many patients with...
- Urethral catheterisation on medical and surgical wards. O'Connor, M.; Hyland, C.M. // Age & Ageing;Sep96 Supplement, Vol. 25, p30
Presents an abstract of the study `Urethral Catheterisation on Medical and Surgical Wards,' by M. O'Connor, C.M. Hyland et al, presented during the Communications to the Spring Meeting of the British Geriatrics Society on April 11-13, 1996 in Canterbury, England.
- Catheterisation and nursing management. Ostaszkiewicz, Joan // Australian Nursing Journal;Mar1997, Vol. 4 Issue 8, p22
Discusses urethral catheterization and its nursing management. Issues on catheterization; Indications for catheterization; Infections related to catheterization; Assessment for pain or discomfort.
- choosing the right catheter. Ostaszkiewicz, Joan // Australian Nursing Journal;Mar1997, Vol. 4 Issue 8, p25
Presents pointers in choosing the right urinary catheter. Determination of catheter size; Balloon volumes; Catheter material; Frequency of catheter change.
- Catheters hurt more than help. // USA Today Magazine;Oct92, Vol. 121 Issue 2569, p6
Warns that the long-tern use of urinary catheters in elderly nursing home patients can triple their risk of death. Research conducted on catheterized patients, at Ohio State University; Recommended alternative treatments for incontinence.
- Managing the Foley Catheter. Cancio, Lepoldo C.; Sabanegh Jr., Edmund S. // American Family Physician;10/1/1993, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p829
Gives advice on the use of a Foley catheter in urethral catheterization of the bladder. Illustrative cases; Catheter insertion; Routine management; Complications; Alternatives to the urethral catheter.