Nurses often perceive indwelling urinary catheters as benign medical devices when in fact their use has inherent risks. Frequently there is a lack of understanding regarding the difference in the definition and treatment of acute and chronic urinary retention. This presentation will review the differences in definition, cause and treatment of acute and chronic urinary retention, discuss the risks of indwelling catheters and review the work done around the globe related to when and how to remove urinary catheters in different health care environments.
Differentiate between acute and chronic urinary retention
Describe the etiology of urinary retention
Outline the treatment of acute and chronic urinary retention
Discuss the risks of urinary catheterization and the rationale for ongoing use in acute care
Review one example of work done to reduce catheter dwell time in a Canadian hospital
RN, MN, CETN(C), NCA,
Clinical Nurse Specialist-Continence,
Trillium Health Partners
Credits: None available.
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