Indwelling Urinary Catheter Maintenance

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Burke JP, Jacobson JA, Garibaldi RA, Conti MT, Alling DW. Evaluation of daily meatal care with poly-antibiotic ointment in prevention of urinary catheter-associated bacteriuria. J Urol 1983;129:331-4.  Abstract

Burke JP, Garibaldi RA, Britt MR, Jacobson JA, Conti M, Alling DW. Prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Efficacy of daily meatal care regimens. Am J Med 1981;70:655-8.  Abstract

Darouiche RO, Goetz L, Kaldis T, Cerra-Stewart C, AlSharif A, Priebe M. Impact of StatLock securing device on symptomatic catheter-related urinary tract infection: a prospective, randomized, multicenter clinical trial. Am J Infect Control 2006;34:555- 60.  Abstract

Gray ML. Securing the indwelling catheter. Am J Nurs 2008;108:44-50.  Abstract

★Geng, V., H. Cobussen-Boekhorst, and M. Gea-Sanchez. Catheterisation: Indwelling Catheters in Adults. Evidence-based Guidelines for Best Practice in Urological Health Care. 2012. Full Publication

Harris TA. Changing practice to reduce the use of urinary catheters. Nursing 2010;40:18-20.  PubMed record (no abstract)

Kunin CM, McCormack RC. Prevention of catheter-induced urinary-tract infections by sterile closed drainage. N Engl J Med 1966;274:1155-61.  PubMed record (no abstract)

Management of short term indwelling urethral catheters to prevent urinary tract infections. 2000. (Accessed September 30, 2010, at

Newman DK. The indwelling urinary catheter: principles for best practice. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 2007;34:655-61; quiz 62-3.  Abstract

★Oman KS, Makic MB, Fink R, Schraeder N, Hulett T, Keech T, Wald H. Nurse-directed interventions to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Am J Infect Control 2012;40(6):548-53. Abstract

Ortega R, Ng L, Sekhar P, Song M. Videos in clinical medicine. Female urethral catheterization. N Engl J Med 2008;358:e15.  Video

Thomsen TW, Setnik GS. Videos in clinical medicine. Male urethral catheterization. N Engl J Med 2006;354:e22.  Video

★Willson M, Wilde M, Webb ML, Thompson D, Parker D, Harwood J, Callan L, Gray M. Nursing interventions to reduce the risk of catheter- associated urinary tract infection: part 2: staff education, monitoring, and care techniques. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 2009;36(2):137-54.  Abstract