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(Citric acid 3.23%, magnesium oxide 0.38%, sodium bicarbonate 0.7%, disodium edetate 0.01%)
(Citric acid 6%, gluconolactone 0.6%, magnesium carbonate 2.8%, disodium edetate 0.01%)
Catheter care starts with assessment of the patient and a clear Care Plan developed from the outset of treatment, including a catheter risk assessment and regular reassessment. Urinary pH should be checked regularly and all catheter events should be clearly documented. Repeated blockages require catheter reassessment and if there is bladder spasm, consider an anticholinergic.
Prescriptions should be for no more than a month's supply, as determined by the treatment plan.
The deposition, which occurs in catheterised patients, is usually chiefly composed of phosphate. Latex catheters are not recommended due to allergies. Biocath and 100% silicone catheters are used and are changed routinely every 12 weeks. Repeated blockages need reassessment and a change of maintenance plan. 100% silicone catheters are not recommended for supra pubic use, as cuffing occurs on deflation of the balloon.
Solution G should be used first line for encrustations and Solution R only used as a last resort. The frequency of use is dependent on the patient's individual treatment plan.
Chlorhexidine catheter irrigation solution is not recommended because it may be an irritant to the bladder.Last updated: 07-11-2019
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