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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | April 2020

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Trial without catheter: what is best practice?

Trial without catheter: what is best practice?

Article topics: CAUTI, Continence, Essential monitoring, HOUDINI, Post-TWOC, TWOC

Indwelling urinary catheters are still one of the most commonly used invasive devices in health care, with recognised significant risk factors, including catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CaUTI) and sepsis. Timely and successful removal of the catheter often falls to the responsibility of community nurses. There has been much debate about the optimum timing and circumstances for a successful trial without catheter (TWOC). This article looks at best practice guidelines and relevant clinical evidence to support healthcare professionals in making choices around TWOC procedures.

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