In this episode, host Alyssa Watson, DVM, talks with Rebecca Walton, DVM, DACVECC, about her recent Clinician’s Brief article, “Top 5 Complications of Indwelling Urinary Catheters.” Dr. Walton reviews some good options for where urinary catheters should be placed. She then expands on several of the potential complications—including kinking, hematuria, and the dreaded bladder rupture.
Red rubber and slippery sam catheters both offer a good balance of rigidity and flexibility.
Avoid repeated catheterizations and movement of indwelling catheters.
Hydropulsion is a better option for relieving an obstruction than physically pushing the catheter.
Don’t forget about decompressive cystocentesis.
Use a closed collection system.
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Alyssa Watson, DVM - Host
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