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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | October 2009

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Reducing encrustation & catheter blockage

Reducing encrustation & catheter blockage

Pages: 32 - 36

Article topics: Biofilms, Continence, Encrustation, Reducing CAUTI

Ian Pomfret, Lauren Tew & Sharon Eustice discuss the use of silver alloy catheters in the management of catheter encrustation and blockage and reducing catheter acquired urinary tract infections

Ian Pomfret RN, NDN Cert, PWT is District Continence Adviser, Central Lancashire Primrary Care Trust.

Lauren Tew RN, BSc (Hons), PG Dip HE, RNT is Infection Prevention & Control Nurse at NHS Bath & North East Somerset.

Sharon Eustice is Nurse Consultant for Continence, NHS Cornwall & Isles of Scilly.

Article accepted for publication: March 2009