15 May 2023

When treating patients with indwelling catheter it is important to keep good documentation in the medical record, whether you have a digital or an analogue documentation system.

It is especially important since a patient treated with a urinary catheter can move through different departments of the hospital and outpatient care facilities, during the treatment period.

Process & risks of urinary catheterization

Example scenario on hip joint fracture – click to enlarge the picture.


Illustration: Ulrika Henricson in corporation with Märta Lauritzen and Helena Thulin.

Document the following information in the patient’s record:


Source: All material has been written and reviewed by Märta Lauritzen, registered nurse and urotherapist and Helena Thulin, registered nurse and PhD, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm.