Traditionally, nurses have viewed the antiseptic bladder washout as a very useful 'front line' weapon in the battle against urinary tract infection associated with catheterisation. In receiving current research into the subject. Brenda Roe shows that such reasoning is faulty and goes on to discuss possible alternative methods of management. In view of the report of the Committee on Nurse Prescribing, which recommends that community nurses should be able to prescribe bladder washouts and installations by 1992, this well researched paper raises important issues for nursing as the profession seeks to improve and extend its' clinical accountability.
|Publication status||Published - 1990|