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Suprapubic Catheter: Best Practice for Clinicians

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Suprapubic catheters may be used in conditions where there is a problem passing urine. However, some of the risks of having a suprapubic catheter include urinary tract infections, bladder irritation, allergic reactions, skin infections, and formation of kidney stones. This publication outlines evidence based health care strategies that will benefit the patient and hopefully minimize the occurrence of these risks. Publish Date: 2011; 16 page booklet.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction/Overview
  • Definition
  • Reported Advantages of Suprapubic Catheter vs. Indwelling Urethral Catheter
  • Indications for Suprapubic Catheters
    • Short-term Use (Up to 14 Days)
    • Long-term Use (30 Days or Longer)
  • Contraindications for Suprapubic Catheters
    • Use with Caution
  • Complications
    • Complication Rates
  • Care and Management
    • Insertion of the Suprapubic Catheter
    • Replacement of the Catheter
    • Removal of Catheter
  • Types of Catheters Used
  • Urine Collection
  • Routine Care
    • Site Care
    • Clamping
    • Securement
    • Follow-up
    • Care of Drainage Collection System
  • Pre and Post Operative Patient Education
  • Documentation
  • Pediatric Issues
    • Indications for Suprapubic Catheters in Pediatrics
  • Care and Management (Same as Adult)
    • When to Call Your Child's Doctor
  • Areas for Further Research
  • References
  • Acknowledgment about Content Validation

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