Indwelling Bladder Catheters

This website provides valuable information including basic catheter care, clinical practice guidelines, and best practices in managing indwelling bladder catheters in acute, long-term care and community settings.

Resources Created by DADS

Resources from Other Organizations

  • Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection includes resources for the prevention of CAUTI, as well as educational tools for healthcare providers and consumers.

  • Urinary Catheters discusses complications from long-term catheter usage, how to care for and clean the drainage bag, what to do for a leaking catheter, instructions regarding how to insert a catheter for males and females, how to remove a catheter, and indications for short-term usage.

  • Prevention & Control of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) includes research and technological advancements for preventing CAUTI, and addresses long-term urinary catheterization with greater emphasis on prevention initiatives.

  • FAQs about Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (PDF) defines catheter-associated  UTIs, UTI symptoms, the basics of catheter care, how infections can be acquired and treated, and prevention tips.

  • Bladder Health (PDF) describes how the bladder functions, signs and symptoms that alert one to seek medical attention, and bladder health tips. This information can be utilized by individuals and caregivers. This information is also available in Spanish (PDF).