Suprapubic Catheters: Best Practice for Clinicians
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This Best Practice document focuses on defining what the catheter is and the advantages of using it compared to other indwelling urethral catheters. You and your faculty will learn the various indications for suprapubic catheters and the complications that can arise in patients with this device. The document also educates on the care of the device, as well as, pre and post operative patient education. Nurses and physicians who treat patients with urinary dysfunction will benefit from this product. Patients will have better experiences and outcomes when caregivers abide by these guidelines.
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