PMID: 2745892Jun 1, 1989

Use of bladder washouts: a study of nurses' recommendations

Journal of Advanced Nursing
B H Roe

Abstract

The performance of intermittent bladder washouts by nurses for patients with long-term indwelling urethral catheters forms a frequent aspect of nursing practice. This study has interviewed 106 hospital and district nurses to establish their recommendations concerning the use of intermittent bladder washouts. Information collected comprised: when a bladder washout should be performed, its frequency, the solutions to be used and the rationale for its prescription. It was concluded that nurses' recommendations were not always correct or consistent, and that there is a need for further education regarding the use of bladder washouts so that recommendations are based upon scientific evidence. The implications of the findings for nursing practice and the need for fundamental research are discussed.

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Citations

Jan 1, 1993·Urological Research·D J SticklerC Winters
Apr 1, 1997·Journal of Advanced Nursing·K S WilliamsB H Roe
Jan 5, 2000·BJU International·K A GetliffeM Le Claire
May 1, 1994·Journal of Clinical Nursing·B H RoeJ L Hutton
Jun 1, 1994·British Journal of Urology·K A Getliffe
Jun 23, 2007·Journal of Clinical Nursing·Debbie KralikTina Koch
Mar 8, 2005·British Journal of Nursing : BJN·Maggie Rew
Mar 23, 2001·British Journal of Nursing : BJN·A Evans, H Godfrey
Sep 15, 2001·Physiological Measurement·V A CoveneyA P May
Feb 8, 2002·British Journal of Nursing : BJN·K McCarthy, I Hunter

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Urinary Bladder
Treatment Protocols
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