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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150545
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Comparison of Intermittent Urinary Catheter Flow Rates
Abstract:
A Comparison of Intermittent Urinary Catheter Flow Rates
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:McWilliams, Deborah R., MSN, RN, CPNP
P.I. Institution Name:Children's Hospital of Michigan
Title:Pediatric Urology Nurse Practitioner
Co-Authors:Kerrie A. Quenneville, MSN, RN, BS, FNP-BC; Kathleen A. Carroll, BSN, RN
21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Purpose: A common belief among clinicians is that urinary catheter flow rates increase as the Fr size increases.  This study was to determine if there is a relationship between urinary catheter intraluminal diameter (Fr size) and flow rate of catheterized urine.  Background: For patients who require clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) for bladder management, faster flow rates may translate to improved quality of life (QOL) as a result of expedited toileting, more efficient bladder emptying and increased satisfaction. However, there is limited research to support a direct correlation between urinary catheter Fr size and flow rate. Flow rate information was not available from Coloplast (Mentor catheters) and Astra Tech (Lofric catheters). Methods: A quasi-experimental design was utilized. Using an artificial bladder, flow rates were measured with 30 Mentor and 8 Lofric catheters. Coude and straight tip catheters were tested. Flow rates were measured with a stopwatch and the mean was calculated for each catheter size and style. Lofric catheter flow rates were compared with the mean of Mentor counterparts. Mean flow rates between catheter Fr sizes were evaluated using a One- Way ANOVA and post hoc tests (p < 0.02). Results: Faster flow rates were associated with larger intraluminal diameter and catheter length. Discussion: In this setting, catheter flow rates increased with catheter length and intraluminal diameter. Faster catheter flow rate may increase patient adherence to a CIC regimen and maximize bladder health and quality of life. Implications: Clinicians? awareness of catheter properties that may enhance urinary drainage can be used to individualize catheter prescriptions for patients who perform CIC. Future research is needed to evaluate flow rates of catheters of multiple manufacturers and the impact of catheter flow rate on patient adherence with CIC and perceived QOL.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Comparison of Intermittent Urinary Catheter Flow Ratesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150545-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Comparison of Intermittent Urinary Catheter Flow Rates</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">McWilliams, Deborah R., MSN, RN, CPNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Children's Hospital of Michigan</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Pediatric Urology Nurse Practitioner</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dmcwilli2@dmc.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kerrie A. Quenneville, MSN, RN, BS, FNP-BC; Kathleen A. Carroll, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;A common belief among clinicians is that urinary catheter flow rates increase as the Fr size increases.&nbsp; This study was to determine if there is a relationship between urinary catheter intraluminal diameter (Fr size) and flow rate of catheterized urine.&nbsp; Background:&nbsp;For patients who require clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) for bladder management, faster flow rates may translate to improved quality of life (QOL) as a result of&nbsp;expedited toileting, more efficient bladder emptying and increased satisfaction. However, there is limited research to support a direct correlation between urinary catheter Fr size and flow rate. Flow rate information was not available from Coloplast (Mentor catheters) and Astra Tech (Lofric catheters). Methods: A quasi-experimental design was utilized. Using an artificial bladder, flow rates were measured with 30 Mentor&nbsp;and 8 Lofric catheters. Coude and straight tip&nbsp;catheters were tested. Flow rates were measured with a stopwatch and the mean was calculated for each catheter size and style. Lofric catheter flow rates were compared with the mean of&nbsp;Mentor counterparts. Mean flow rates between catheter Fr sizes were evaluated using a One- Way ANOVA and post hoc tests (p &lt; 0.02). Results: Faster flow rates were associated with larger intraluminal diameter and catheter length. Discussion: In this setting, catheter flow rates increased with catheter length and intraluminal diameter. Faster catheter flow rate may increase patient adherence to a CIC regimen and maximize bladder health and quality of life. Implications: Clinicians? awareness of catheter properties that may enhance urinary drainage can be used to individualize catheter prescriptions for patients who perform CIC. Future research is needed to evaluate flow rates of catheters of multiple manufacturers and the impact of catheter flow rate on patient adherence with CIC and perceived QOL.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:36:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:36:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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