Leakage Associated With Urinary Catheter Usage

Robert Theriault, BSN, RN; Peggy Ward-Smith, PhD, RN; Charles Soper, MB, MRCP


Urol Nurs. 2012;32(6):307-312. 

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It is imperative for nurses and other health care providers who provide care for those with indwelling bladder catheters to have a clear understanding of the mechanism involved inside the bladder that result in occurrences of urinary leakage. The authors suggest a design change consistent with a new hypothesis. Clinical research needs to be performed to determine the effectiveness of this modified bladder design has in reducing the incidence of bypassing. Reducing bypassing by using evidencebased care for patients will improve their quality of life and decrease medical costs.