This poster educates staff on the appropriate indications and nonindications for use of indwelling urinary catheters.
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Does your patient really need that catheter?
Appropriate indications for urinary catheters include:
- Perioperative use in selected surgeries
- Acute urinary retention or obstruction
- Hospice/comfort care/palliative care
- Accurate measurement of urinary output in critically ill patients
- Required strict immobilization for trauma or surgery
- Assistance in healing of severe perineal and sacral wounds in incontinent patients
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