Review of Intermittent Catheterization and Current Best Practices

Diane K. Newman, MSN, ANP-BC, CRNP, FAAN, BCIA-PMDB; Margaret M. Willson, MSN, RN CWOCN


Urol Nurs. 2011;31(1) 

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Urologic Follow Up

There are no set guidelines for monitoring patients performing intermittent self-catheterization, although many urologists advocate regular urine cytology and cystoscopy with random or targeted bladder biopsies (Casey et al., 2009). In reality, many patients performing intermittent catheterization are lost to urologic follow up.