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Suprapubic Catheter: A Quick Guide to Care of, Removal, and Changing

Suprapubic catheter use and administration requires that the person overseeing the process possess specific knowledge about how to maintain, change, and remove the device. Without proper treatment of the device and the area in which it is inserted, the catheter may fail to perform properly, infection may occur, and serious illness can result. The following information is designed to provide basic guidelines and techniques concerning catheters, however, it is not intended to replace professional training …

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Suprapubic Catheter: How Tube Placement Works

Suprapubic Catheter: How Tube Placement Works

If you require a suprapubic catheter, you will need to have a surgical procedure in order to facilitate the placement of the suprapubic tube (SPT). A suprapubic catheter, which is also known as a Foley catheter or a suprapubic Foley catheter enables those who need help in passing urine to do so. The need for this device arises when one is unable to pass urine normally. Catheter Basics The SPT, which is a flexible rubber …

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