In a spinal cord injury population with neurogenic bladder. Our units current practice is to clamp an indwelling cath and then drain the bladder q4hr, q6hr, and q8hr. I feel like this is an increased risk of CAUTI as opposed to intermittent catheterization. Does anyone have any data on this?
Oct 14, '15
I don't have any physical articles but usually use Google Scholar to search. But yeah, as long as the catheter is in, bacteria have a people-mover into the bladder.