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The risks and benefits of suprapubic catheters.

Authors
  • Yates, Ann
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nursing times
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2016
Volume
112
Issue
6-7
Pages
19–22
Identifiers
PMID: 27017651
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Suprapubic catheterisation can improve some patients' quality of life but the insertion procedure, as well as changing and managing the catheter, carry risks of infection and other negative patient outcomes. This article highlights the advantages and disadvantages, indications and contraindications, and the potential benefits, so health professionals can understand the relevant issues and assess and inform patients accordingly.

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