Journal article

Draping and associated equipment for indwelling catheter manipulation by hospital staff: an assessment of attitudes and adequacy

Mahesha Weerakoon, Nathan Lawrentschuk

BJU International | WILEY | Published : 2009

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To address the usability and safety aspects of current equipment for indwelling urinary catheter (IDC) manipulation, by assessing the attitudes of doctors and nurses to infection control, occupational health and environmental waste, and the perceived adequacy of available catheter packs, particularly drapes, when performing such manipulations. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A self-administered survey instrument was created using an online database and completed by doctors and nurses. The survey covered basic demographics and experience with IDC, attitudes to infection control, occupational health and safety, and the environment, as well as adequacy of current equipment in containing spilla..

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