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Aguilera P, Choi T, Durham B. (2004) Ultrasound-guided cystostomy cathe-
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Berne RM, Levy MN. (2000) Principles of Physiology , 3rd edn. Mosby
Publishing, St Louis.
Blandy J. (1998) Lecture Notes on Urology . Blackwell Science, Oxford.
Brewster S, Cranston D, Noble J, Reynard J. (2001) Urology: A Handbook for
Medical Students . Bios Scientifi c, Oxford.
Kumar P. Pati J. (2005) Suprapubic catheters: indications and complications.
Br J Hosp Med 66: 466-8.
Mallet J, Doherty L. (2001) The Royal Marsden NHS Trust: Manual of Clinical
Nursing Procedures , 5th edn. Blackwell Science, Oxford.
Roth D. (2006) Suprapubic Aspiration .
If the catheterisation is handed over to you out of hours, always
take a brief history and examine the patient to ensure you are
happy with the indications.
Always check for allergies, especially latex.
Take a drug history - if the patient is on anticoagulation
haematuria secondary to catheterisation is more likely and may
last longer.
Take a chaperone who is the same sex as the patient, unless the
patient has any objections.
Some people use a double glove technique with one larger set
of gloves over ones normal size as this saves time during the
Consider the impact on sexual function, particularly in patients
who may require long-term catheterisation - is suprapubic
catheterisation more appropriate?
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