Quote from suebird3
The baloon won't "anchor"? What? There are a few times I have had a faulty floey....yep. Manufacturer defect!
Have you done a Google search?
habit-based to evidence-based practice
sorry, not anchor. when i started to write the thread i was so tired.
anyway, what we are trying to find in our lit review is whether or not inflating a catheter balloon (testing it) prior to insertion will weaken the balloon itself thereby increasing the chance of it slipping out of the pt.
i test the balloons. i think we all do it because it is habit based. we want to go from habit based practice to evidence-based practice.
I've done a pub med search..will try a google and see where it takes me.
if i find anything worth while i will share it here.