This pamphlet explains what to expect if you are going home with a urinary catheter inserted. It explains what to do if your surgeon has told you to remove the catheter at home, how to keep the area clean, care instructions, nutrition and fluids, and important things to remember. A list of symptoms that need attention from your urologist or primary health care provider is listed.
On y décrit de manière précise comment prendre soin des plâtres conventionnels et des plâtres en fibre de verre. On y trouve des instructions sur la manière de prendre soin de tous les autres types de plâtres. Le lecteur y apprendra comment garder son plâtre sec et ce qu’il doit faire en cas de problèmes. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0117, “Taking Care of Your Cast”. Some specific instructions for how to take care of fibreglass and plaster casts are described. Instruct…
Intermittent catheterization is a way to drain urine (pee) from your bladder at different times. A catheter (thin, hollow tube) is passed through the urethra (short tube where urine from your bladder is moved outside of your body) into the bladder to drain the urine. This pamphlet explains why a catheter may be needed, how to put the catheter in, how to wash your catheter, and things to remember. A list of symptoms that require medical attention is provided.
This pamphlet explains what tips on how to keep your urinary tract healthy. Signs that need the attention of your primary health care provider are listed.
Some specific instructions for how to take care of fibreglass and plaster casts are described. Instructions for caring for all other types of casts are also provided. How to keep your cast dry and what to do if you have any problems are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1108, "Comment prendre soin de votre plâtre," is also available.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can happen when bacteria (germs) get into the urinary tract. The urinary tract is made up of your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. UTIs are not sexually transmitted (partners do not spread the bacteria (germs) to each other). This pamphlet explains the signs of a UTI, how UTIs are treated, what you can do to help, what you can do for pain, and how to lower your chance of infection in the future. Symptoms that require medical assistance are listed.