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CAUTI Prevention 101

CAUTI Prevention 101 As reported by NHSN, CAUTI (catheter-associated urinary tract infection) is the most common type of healthcare-associated infection. It is a serious issue for people who regularly practice intermittent catheterization, and for people who are administered foley catheters during their hospital stays. This article will go over the definition, prevention, and symptoms of […]

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Intermittent Catheter Pain: Causes and Preventions

Intermittent Catheter Pain: Causes and Preventions Intermittent catheters, while life-saving, can cause pain, irritation, and discomfort for the user. This article goes over the two most common types of pain associated with catheter usage— urethral pain and bladder spasms—as well as what caused them and how to prevent them.  Urethral pain  The urethra refers to […]

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Flying with Intermittent Catheters: Relax After Reading These Must-know Tips

Flying with Intermittent Catheters: Relax After Reading These Must-know Tips Flying with catheters shouldn’t make you nervous, and this article will help you relax by covering everything you need to know: TSA rules on catheter, taking catheters through airport security, what goes into a travel catheter kit, safe and hygienic catheterization practices on the plane, […]

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Catheter Complications

Intermittent Catheterization Complications| Causes, Prevention and Treatments

Intermittent Catheterization Complications| Causes, Prevention and Treatments Clean intermittent catheterization is a necessary medical practice that at least 300,800 people go through in the United States. While intermittent catheterization helps people manage a variety of conditions, it also comes with a set of potential complications. This article helps you learn more about common catheter-associated complications—what […]

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Top 5 Healthy Self-Catheterization Tips

Top 5 Healthy Self-Catheterization Tips Clean self intermittent catheterization is regularly practiced by people with urinary retention, neurogenic bladder, or have undergone urinary diversion surgeries.  Although intermittent catheters give people with bladder dysfunctions greater mobility and independence, it is still associated with complications such as CAUTI (catheter-associated UTI), hematuria, and urethral stricture.  To help you […]

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