Self-catheterisation as a first-line treatment at the Emergency department

November 26 2020

Patients with acute urinary retention are commonly given an indwelling catheter, thereby increasing risk of infection when compared to intermittent catheterisation. A hospital in the UK changed its practice and now uses self-catheterisation as first-line management for patients presenting with acute urinary retention in the emergency department.

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Catheterisation, CAUTI