Long Term Catheters

Long term urethral and suprapubic urinary catheterisation: A survey of catheter-associated problems experienced by community dwelling clients

There is a general perception amongst community nurses that clients with long term urethral catheters have more catheter related issues than those with long term suprapubic catheters. Continence Nurse Advisers from three Local Health Districts in the Sydney Metropolitan area decided to investigate this clinical view. Long term urethral and suprapubic urinary catheters can pose a range of specific problems for community dwelling clients, having the potential to compromise a client's quality of life. This study aims to identify, define and compare the prevalence of suprapubic and urethral catheter associated problems experienced by community dwelling clients as reported by clients and / or carers.

Funding:

Unfunded

Project Team:

Dobson C (Bankstown Hospital Aged Care & Rehabilitation SWSLHD), Chew C (Blacktown Community Health WSLHD), Sargent A (Primary Care and Community Health NBMLHD), Johnson M (CANR), Duvall D (Bankstown Hospital Aged Care and Rehabilitation SWSLHD), Yip L (Hoxton Park Community Health SWSLHD), Bennett J (Wingecarribee Community Health SWSLHD)


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