CC4 Clinical Guideline for the Use of a Catheter Maintenance Solution


Category
Physical Health Services (Policies)
Code
CC4
Issue No
1

Target Audience

All clinical staff within CCWC

Purpose

This guideline is to be used by Competent Practitioners employed by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP), in identifying the causes of catheter blockage or leakage. The initial reaction to a blocked catheter must never be to unblock it with a catheter maintenance solution. This guideline will enable Competent Practitioners to decide on best evidence based practice when a catheter blocks. This document will also provide Competent Practitioners with guidance on how to administer a catheter maintenance solution using an aseptic technique should this be required. This guideline is intended for use in adult patients who have a long-term urethral or supra-pubic indwelling catheter in situ.

Origin

Lead executive
Lead Clinical Director

Author and contact number
Continence Lead
0151 347 4213


Policy dates & history

Implementation Date

14 September 2012

Review Date

30 September 2017

Approval Meeting

CSU Goverance and Risk Group

Ratification

Document Quality Group (DQG)


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