AB055. Nursing management of patients with indwelling catheter
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AB055. Nursing management of patients with indwelling catheter

Minyan Fu

Department of Urology, Hefei First People’s Hospital, Hefei 230000, China

Abstract: It’s common to use the indwelling catheter in the course of clinical diagnosis and treatment. However, there are some potential safety problems in indwelling urethral catheter, such as catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) caused by indwelling catheter is the most common iatrogenic infection,70–80% of health care acquired infections are attributable to use of an indwelling urethral catheter. In addition, urethral injury, bleeding, edema and other complications may also occur in indwelling catheter. This article reviewed the potential safety hazard of catheter in the process of catheterization, maintenance and removal. In order to provide standardized safety management countermeasures for indwelling urethral catheter, ensure the safety and effectiveness of indwelling catheter, and improve the quality of nursing care.

Keywords: Indwelling catheter; the potential safety hazard; security management

doi: 10.21037/tau.2018.AB055

Cite this article as: Fu M. Nursing management of patients with indwelling catheter. Transl Androl Urol 2018;7(Suppl 5):AB055. doi: 10.21037/tau.2018.AB055