Insights into Intermittent Catheterization - Diane Newman

(Length of interview ~ 13 minutes)

In this interview at the 2017 International Continence Society Meeting (ICS), 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.