The Suprapubic Cystostomy course will teach you:
- To create a connection between the bladder and the skin to allow catheterization of the bladder
Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during a Suprapubic Cystostomy:
- Retzius space injury
- Limited needle insertion
With the following tips you might perform the Suprapubic Cystostomy even better:
- Filling of the bladder
- Optimal angle of the needle
- Adequate needle insertion
- Catheter verification by aspiration of urine
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Step by step
Identify the bladder by palpation, percussion or if available a bladder scan. The bladder should be full.
In case the bladder is not adequately filled, fill the bladder with 500 cc sterile fluids through the urinary catheter.