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Chapter-22 Urinary Catheterization

BOOK TITLE: Pocket Clinical Guide for Nursing Students

Author
1. Prakash P
ISBN
9789352701933
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14242_23
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
2
Author Affiliations
1. College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
Chapter keywords
Urethral catheterization, urinary bladder, urinary retention, male catheterization, female catheterization, single lumen catheter, inflatable balloon

Abstract

Urethral catheterization is a routine medical procedure that facilitates direct drainage of the urinary bladder. It may be used for diagnostic purposes (to help determine the etiology of various genitourinary conditions) or therapeutically (to relieve urinary retention, instill medication, or provide irrigation). Types of urinary catheters and male catheterization versus female catheterization are discussed in the table format. The passage of a catheter through the male urethra for the purpose of draining the urinary bladder or instilling a medication. Female catheterization is a procedure for removing urine by means of a urinary catheter introduced through the urinary meatus and urethra into the bladder.

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