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Insights into Intermittent Catheterization - Diane Newman

(Length of interview ~ 13 minutes)

In this interview, Diane Newman provides an overview of incontinence care and the use of intermittent catheters. Topics discussed include finding the right catheter for a patient based on factors such as age, physical condition, dexterity and the ability to self-catheterize. Diane also discusses barriers that clinicians face when encouraging patients to catheterize and the importance of education and proper training, as well as the need to have a 'green' catheter to address environmental concerns with the disposal of single-use catheters.

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Diane K. Newman, DNP, FAAN, BCB-PMD, is Research Investigator Senior and Adjunct Associate Professor of Urology in Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, Univeristy of Pennsuylvania. She is Co-Director of the Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health, Division of Urology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, in Philadelphia. Dr. Newman received a Doctor of Nursing Practice program from Thomas Jefferson University, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from LaSalle University, and a Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, all in Philadelphia. She is certified as an adult nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.