Catheter policy and passport both updated

The catheter guidelines have been reviewed to reflect the latest national and international evidence to support best practice. And our catheter passport has been updated too, so please use it from now.

Catheter passports are a national initiative aimed at reducing complications and problems with indwelling urinary catheters. Every patient with a catheter (acute or community) should be given one as it gives information on how they should care for their catheter at home, as well as inclusing a clinical section for completion.

All wards and areas where indwelling catheters are used are advised to keep a stock of printed copies to give to patients on discharge or transfer.

See the guidelines and passport here. Or print copies of the passport from the attachment below.