Category: Urology

Necrotising Fasciitis

Necrotising fasciitis (NF) is a rare but serious bacterial infection that affects the soft tissue and fascia (Fournier gangrene, is NF affecting the perineum). In many cases NF progresses rapidly and early recognition and treatment is vital to halt progress. The mainstay of treatment is IV antibiotics and aggressive surgical debridement. Any delay increased the amount of tissue loss as well as the mortality. Read more

Urinary Catheterisation in ED

Pre-catheterisation

  • Confirm appropriate indication
    • Relief of acute or chronic urinary retention
    • Need for accurate measurements of urinary output in critically ill patients
    • Patient requires prolonged immobilisation (e.g potentially unstable traumatic injury)
    • To improve comfort for end of life care
  • Bladder scan & document result
  • Appropriate consent from patient

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