Intermittent catheterisation provides a safe and effective alternative to indwelling catheterisation for many patients who require bladder drainage.
It can be undertaken by health professionals in a variety of clinical settings for a range of clinical indications and, more commonly, by patients themselves. This article will consider intermittent catheterisation, its indications as a bladder drainage technique and considerations for community nurses when teaching the technique.
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Continence Advisor, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.
Reference: Br J Community Nurs. 2015 Feb 2;20(2):82-8.