The importance of effective catheter securement.

  title={The importance of effective catheter securement.},
  author={Jayne Fisher},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  volume={19 18},
This article examines the importance of securing/fixing indwelling urinary catheters. The Oxford English dictionary interlinks the two words-'secure' and 'fix'-as having the same meaning. To secure the catheter should not be confused with 'support', whereby the weight of the urine drainage bag is supported with the use of velcro straps or a sleeve. The author introduces the need for the concept of this practice to be at the forefront of nurses' minds in all settings, and this is demonstrated… CONTINUE READING

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