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Common problems associated with indwelling urinary catheters and suggestions for practice

Grace Smith

With 96 million catheters sold worldwide, the clinical relevance of catheter-related problems cannot be underrated. At the Australian Nurses for Continence (ANFC) Victorian Branch Nursing Symposium on Incontinence, held in Melbourne in April, Professor Kathryn Getliffe addressed two significant issues associated with urinary catheterisation – catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) and catheter associated blockages.

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