Table 1

Indications for use of an indwelling urethra cathetera
Appropriate indications
Urinary retention or bladder outlet obstruction
Close monitoring of urine output under non-operative conditions (e.g. incapable patient)
Pre- or post-operative use with a duration conform protocols
Neurogenic (overflow) bladder
Urinary incontinence in the presence of open sacral or perineal wounds
Administration of medication into the bladder / bladder flush during bleeding
Palliative care for terminal ill patients
Other proper indication, based on local hospital guidelines
Inappropriate indications
Urinary incontinence without open sacral or perineal wounds
Ulcer prevention
No real need for monitoring of urine output
Pre- or post-operative use with a duration not conform protocols
Other improper indication, based on local hospital guidelines

a Based on guidelines of the Dutch Working Group Infection Prevention.

Jansen et al.

Jansen et al. BMC Urology 2012 12:25   doi:10.1186/1471-2490-12-25

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