Addressing the problems of long-term urethral catheterization: Part 1.

  • Mary Wilson
  • Published 2011 in British journal of nursing


This is that first of a two-part article looking at the indications for long-term urethral catheterization and good practice, including the use of aseptic non-touch technique used in insertion, and the choice of catheter length and Charrière size. The various routes that bacteria can take to the bladder are discussed, and the reduction in catheter… (More)