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Regulatory guidelines for bladder management in long-term care: are you in compliance with F-Tag 315?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20644372     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 2005, the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services established new guidelines for bladder management in long-term care. The key elements of the new regulations include appropriate use and management of indwelling catheters, individualized assessment and management of individuals with lower urinary tract dysfunction or incontinence, and evidence-based management of urinary tract infections. A specific expectation is that incontinent residents who are ambulatory with assistance and who respond to cues to void should be placed on a toileting program and not simply placed in absorptive products. This article provides specific guidelines for the implementation of the new regulations for bladder management in long-term care.
Dorothy Doughty; Joseph Kisanga
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society / WOCN     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1528-3976     ISO Abbreviation:  J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-20     Completed Date:  2011-01-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9435679     Medline TA:  J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-411; quiz 412-3     Citation Subset:  N    
Emory University WOC Nursing Education Center, 1365 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Guideline Adherence / legislation & jurisprudence*
Long-Term Care*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
United States
Urinary Catheterization / standards*
Urinary Incontinence / therapy*

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