Urinary Retention and Trial Without Catheter Service
This section provides clinical guidance for the management of urinary retention and catheter related problems the urology service are contacted about daily.
a guide to common causes of urinary retention in men and the management of these patients here at NBT.
a guide to common causes of urinary retention with links to the management of these women here at NBT
Troublshooting Guidance Document
Information about washouts for catheterised patients with haematuria
Trial Without Catheter - TWOC
A patient with a catheter should be reviewed regularly and a TWOC planned after an assessment indicating that it can be removed. It's important that the patient is made aware of the what this involves and what to expect. Here is a link to the NBT TWOC Patient information sheet.
TWOC Referral forms:
Other useful resources
Catheter Troubleshooting - this is a guide providing simple information about the management of many catheter related problems. Catheter troubleshooting guide NBT 2019.pdf
Bladder Washouts for catheterised patients with haematuria - Bladder washout SOP.pdf