Alternative Urinary Management With an External Female Collection Device

Strategies to decrease use of female indwelling urinary catheters and catheter-associated urinary tract infections are challenging due to the limited availability of proper fitting external collection devices. Female urinary incontinence predisposes the skin to potential pain, itching, burning, infection, or pressure injuries.

This article discusses 3 patients' trajectory of care with use of an external female urinary collection device. All of these females were incontinent of urine after the indwelling urinary catheter was removed and managed with an external female urinary collection device.

The use of an external female urinary collection device is a feasible alternative to an indwelling urinary catheter as well as managing urinary incontinence.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License 4.0 (CCBY-NC-ND), where it is permissible to download and share the work provided it is properly cited. The work cannot be changed in any way or used commercially without permission from the journal.

Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society. 2018 Feb 01 [Epub ahead of print]

Terrie Beeson, Carmen Davis

Terrie Beeson, MSN, RN, CCRN, ACNS-BC, Indiana University Health University Hospital, Indianapolis. Carmen Davis, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNS-BC, Indiana University Health University Hospital, Indianapolis.

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