CLINICAL DO'S & DON'TS: Caring for your patient's suprapubic catheter

July 2006 
Volume 36  Number 7
Pages 32 - 32
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 A SUPRAPUBIC CATHETER may be used temporarily or long-term to drain the bladder when urethral diversion is needed; for instance, because of urethral stricture or trauma, or after gynecologic or urethral surgery. It's inserted percutaneously above the symphysis pubis into the bladder.

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