DOING IT BETTER: To cath or not to cath?
Tina Weitzel RN,C, BSN, MA

February 2008 
Volume 38  Number 2
Pages 20 - 21
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Weitzel, Tina RN,C, BSN, MA

The NICHE group at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill., consists of Tina Weitzel, Charlene M. Vollmer, Dee Plunkett, Sandra Mercer, Jennifer M. Holmes, Lisa A. Friedrich, Teresa A. Foster, Tammy A. Berry, Mary R. Barnes, Laurie Allen, and Sherry Robinson. Dr. Robinson is also a gerontological clinical nurse specialist at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.

(gp)NICHE group at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Ill.

WHEN EVELYN GRAY, 89, was brought to the ED from a long-term-care (LTC) facility because of a change in mental status, lower extremity edema, and weight gain, she was diagnosed with worsening heart failure (HF). An indwelling urinary catheter was inserted, and she received I.V. furosemide (Lasix).

Mrs. Gray was admitted to the medical unit. Her peripheral edema decreased and her mental status improved, and plans were made for her discharge to the LTC facility ...

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