When Should Foley (Urinary) Catheter be Removed? (Colorectal Surgery) | BTK/RASACS Journal Club #18


Foley catheters are routinely left after colorectal surgery. Patients hate having a tube in their urethra, and catheters represent an infection risk that hospitals dread. But removing them too early can lead to a situation where patients are unable to urinate. When is the best time to remove these catheters?

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Presented by: Michael Tonzi, MD; University of Tennessee College of Medicine – Chattanooga

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