|Keywords||bladder management indwelling and intermittent catheters neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction|
|Target Audience||Urology, Urogynaecology and Female & Functional Urology, Conservative Management|
|Aims and Objectives|
The aim of this workshop is to bring ICS attendees up-to-date on bladder management in patients who have bladder dysfunction secondary to failure to empty urine. In these patients, treatment goals include strategies to maintain low detrusor storage pressure, preserve upper urinary tract function, prevent UTIs, maximize continence, and improve quality of life to the highest degree possible. Evidence-based international guidelines are available so clinicians remain current, informed and provide patient-centered care. This workshop will provide a review of evidence-based strategies for bladder management in the hospitalized older patient, in women post-anti-incontinence surgery, and those requiring long-term self-catheterization.