[PDF] Catheter care : RCN guidance for nurses

Royal College of Nursing - RCN
Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
Publication date:
17 May 2012


Continence is one of the fundamentals of basic nursing care and ensuring continence can significantly increase quality of life and patient dignity. Many people may need the support of continence products, like catheters, to help them manage their everyday activities. Catheters provide an effective way of draining the bladder, for both short and long term purposes.

Through this publication, the RCN aims to encourage widespread adoption of the new National Occupational Standards across all NHS and independent health care sectors, by enabling a full understanding of the standards and providing quality care for patients.This second edition was published in May 2012.