Title

Assessment and Intervention Knowledge of Nurses in Managing Catheter Patency in Continuous Bladder Irrigation Following TURP

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Nursing and Public Health

RAS ID

984

Comments

This article was originally published as: Ng, C. (2001). Assessment and intervention knowledge of nurses in managing catheter patency in continuous bladder irrigation following TURP. Urologic nursing, 21(2), 97-111. Original article available here

Abstract

Continuous bladder irrigation (CBI) is an established procedure designed to prevent the formation and retention of blood clots following transurethral prostatectomy (TURP). The purpose of this study was to evaluate a tool designed to determine what steps the nurse should follow to assess whether a catheter is blocked and the actions to be taken to restore catheter patency for CBI.