International Journal of Nursing Studies 82 (2018) 167–170 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect International Journal of Nursing Studies journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/ijns Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) – Cochrane Review Summary Catheter washout solutions for long-term urinary catheterisation in adults: A Cochrane review summary a, b c Ashley J. Shepherd , William Gordon Mackay , Suzanne Hagen University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, United Kingdom Institute of Healthcare Policy and Practice, University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom ARTICLE I NFO Keywords: Catheter blockages Catheter care Community care Quality of life Urinary incontinence 1. Background 2. Relevance for nursing People may require long-term urinary catheterisation for a number The most common problem for long-term indwelling catheter users of reasons, such as: urinary retention (incomplete emptying of the is the formation of encrustations on the luminal and outer surfaces of bladder) caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) or the catheter with consequent blockage and by-passing of urine resulting prostate tumour; reduced bladder contractility; or urinary incontinence in urinary leakage. Nearly half of all people with an indwelling catheter (involuntary leakage of urine) not amenable to toileting
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