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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | September 2006

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Intermittent self catheterisation: a change in practice or just a series of developments?

Intermittent self catheterisation: a change in practice or just a series of developments?
Continence

Pages: 38 - 44

Article topics: Bladder/urethral trauma, Continence, Quality of life, Urinary tract infections

Willie Doherty argues that intermittent self catheterisation should be acknowledged as the first option in treatment of bladder emptying dysfunction and management rather than initiating indwelling catheterisation as first line management.
Willie Doherty, RNLD, RGN, D/N Cert, ENB 978 is clinical nurse specialist at North Herts and Stevenage PCT.
Article accepted for publication: July 2006